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May

11

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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse for Diverse Populations

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

The CDC has declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. An estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. The… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Healthcare Professionals, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Mar

14

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Training Event in Yakima, WA: Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure

Posted by on March 14th, 2017 0 comments

Register by March 31 to attend the free two-day training event Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure April 4-5 at Yakima Valley Community College in eastern Washington. This course will focus on preparedness processes and activities and provides hospitals and healthcare personnel an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, Public Health

Feb

23

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What’s New on NLM’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Resource

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments

Since the last REMM update in August, 2016, the following important US government document have been incorporated into the resource. Additional information is available by visiting What’s New on REMM? PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents, EPA-400/R-17/001 (PDF – 1.48 MB) (EPA, January 2017) EPA released the final version of… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health

Jan

17

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NLM Glossaries: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More!

Posted by on January 17th, 2017 0 comments

Whenever learning about a new health topic, it helps to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, and a glossary may come in handy.¬†Specialized Information Services¬†at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology: HIV/AIDS: Use the AIDSinfo… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources

Dec

02

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Newly Revised, Web-Based NLM Disaster Information Specialization Courses Available!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2016 0 comments

The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. Anyone completing all 15 hours of the courses is eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Information Specialization from… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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