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  1. National Library of Medicine Resources for Disaster Planning and Response Update for Medical Library AssociationMay 2010 Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine

  2. 2009 – 2010 Events

  3. NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center Objectives • Organize the disaster health literature • Provide access to the literature • Develop information tools • Maintain library operations • Conduct research and development

  4. NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center Target Audience • Librarians and other information professionals • Public health workers • Researchers • Emergency managers • First responders, and more….

  5. DIMRC Web Site http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

  6. Disaster Timeline • Preparedness, mitigation, education, training • Response to immediate event • Recovery and rebuilding

  7. NLM Disaster Resources • Medical and Public Health Literature • Topic Pages/Subject Guides • Tools • Databases • MedlinePlus • Disaster Information Specialist Program

  8. PubMed • Over 30,000 references to journal articles on disaster/emergency preparedness and response • 7 Disaster Medicine specific journals indexed • 15 Emergency Medicine journals indexed • 450+ MeSH terms related to disaster health with 15 new terms added in 2010 http://pubmed.gov

  9. Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness Partnership with NY Academy of Medicine Grey literature sources Searchable database http://www.phpreparedness.info/

  10. Emergency Access Initiative Sample Journal Titles American journal of infection control Burns Depression and anxiety Emergency radiology Environmental toxicology and pharmacology Journal of emergency medicine Journal of traumatic stress New England journal of medicine Sample Book Titles Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy Public health and prevention management Trauma Human virology Emergency medicine procedures Infectious diseases: the clinician’s guide to diagnosis, treatment and prevention AHFS Drug Information http://eai.nlm.nih.gov Sample Journal Titles Accident and emergency nursing American journal of infection control Burns Depression and anxiety Emergency radiology Environmental toxicology and pharmacology International journal of cardiology International journal of infectious diseases Journal of emergency medicine Journal of traumatic stress New England journal of medicine Sample Book Titles Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy Public health and prevention management Trauma Human virology Emergency medicine procedures Infectious diseases: the clinician’s guide to diagnosis, treatment and prevention AHFS Drug Information

  11. Topic Pages/Subject Guides

  12. NN/LM Emergency Preparedness Toolkit • Assists librarians in developing preparedness plans and continuing services during disaster recovery • Provides: • Emergency contacts • Sample forms • Preservation information http://nnlm.gov/ep/

  13. Tools - WISER Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders • Version 4.3 was released August 2009 • Many enhancements to the WISER for Windows interface • GIS support for protective distance mapping • Biological agent imagery now available • iPhone/Blackberry applications http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/

  14. Tools - REMM Radiation Emergency Medical Management • New name/new version • New features and content • Downloads for mobile devices • Updated algorithms http://www.remm.nlm.gov/

  15. Tools - CHEMM Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management Coming soon!

  16. Databases - DIRLINE Database of over 8,500 health organizations Nearly 700 state agencies involved in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery http://dirline.nlm.nih.gov/

  17. Databases - TOXNET • Family of databases • Search for • Chemicals • Drugs • Household products • Radiological agents • Biological agents • Hazardous materials

  18. MedlinePlus Floods Coping with disasters Carbon monoxide poisoning Molds Radiation exposure Drinking water Post-traumatic stress disorder Biodefense & bioterrorism And, more…. http://medlineplus.gov

  19. Disaster Information Specialist Building a community of practice, a culture of preparedness • Health information guides on specific events: Haiti earthquake, H1N1, Gulf oil spill • DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIBe-mail discussion list and weekly news to 400+ subscribers in 45 states and 10 countries • Monthly calls on current disasters, public health emergencies • Preparedness for impact on library buildings, staff or services – a major focus of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine • Partnerships for mutual aid at the national level (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) or local level (Bethesda, Sarasota)

  20. What are Disaster Information Specialists doing? CASE STUDY: H1N1 outbreak Forwarded critical info to hospital and government decision makers Provided clinicians with latest treatment guidelines Directed the public to trusted health information sources Maintained quality, timely information on Web sites and publications Provided references on vaccinations, risks to children and pregnant women, public health measures to control the spread, epidemiology and more

  21. What are Disaster Information Specialists doing? And when it’s quiet… • Collect, organize and disseminate disaster materials from non-commercial sources, peer-reviewed literature, social media • Expand collections of disaster-related resources • Support hospital emergency planning activities • Teach responders about REMM, WISER • Participate in disaster drills • Host community preparedness events • Support researchers’ information needs • Network with local emergency operations, public health • Update Web sites, blogs, and library guides on disaster topics

  22. New Promotional Materials

  23. For More on Disaster Health Information Resources Stacey Arnesen arneses@mail.nih.gov Cindy Love cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov Elizabeth Norton nortone@nlm.nih.gov Disaster Information Management Research Center National Library of Medicine http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov