[Skip to Content]
Visit us on Facebook Visit us on FacebookVisit us on YouTube Visit us on YouTubeVisit us on Twitter Visit us on TwitterVisit our RSS Feed View our RSS Feed
NewsBits May 19th, 2019
CategoriesCategoriesCategories Contact UsContact Us ArchivesArchives Region/OfficeRegion SearchSearch

Posts by category: Emergency Preparedness and Response

You are viewing the post list, filtered by category type. Select a post below for the full content.


Feb

28

Date prong graphic

New Tools Available for First Responders Involved with Mass Decontamination

Posted by on February 28th, 2019

First responders and emergency managers in the United States now have a science-based chemical decontamination decision tool and updated guidance on how best to decontaminate a massive number of people after chemical exposure. This second edition of the guidance, called Primary Response Incident Scene Management or PRISM, incorporates new scientific evidence on emergency self-decontamination, hair… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

Dec

21

Date prong graphic

New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a plain language checklist (PDF) to help first responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during emergency response and recovery efforts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

Oct

24

Date prong graphic

Update: Opioid Public Health Emergency

Posted by on October 24th, 2018

On October 18, HHS Secretary Alex Azar signed a renewal of determination that a public health emergency exists as a result of the continued consequences of the opioid crisis. For additional information about the public health emergency, visit the following resources: Opioid Epidemic: Collecting Now for Future Research in Circulating Now, by Susan L. Speaker… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools, Social networking

Sep

27

Date prong graphic

NLM Disaster Information Specialist Webinar on October 18: Sharing and Management of Disaster-Related Data!

Posted by on September 27th, 2018

The next NLM Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar will be held Thursday, October 18, at 10:30 am PDT. It is open to anyone wishing to attend. Some of you may remember speaker Lisa Federer from her UCLA days! TOPIC: Sharing and Management of Disaster-Related Data Managing and sharing data have become important issues in the… Read More »

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

Sep

17

Date prong graphic

National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Check Your Insurance Coverage!

Posted by on September 17th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage.┬áMake sure your library or agency is covered in the event of a disaster. Power outages, floods, fires, etc., can damage your physical space and disrupt service to your patrons and clients. Do you have backup plans for your staff and your library if a… Read More »

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

Contact Us

NNLM Pacific Southwest Region
12-077 Center for the Health Sciences
Box 951798
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1798
Phone: (310) 825-1200
Email: psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu

Stay Connected

Read the Latitudes newsletter
Keep up with NewsBits blog
Join the PSR-News announcement list
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012341 with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

NNLM and NATIONAL NETWORK OF LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE are service marks of the US Department of Health and Human Services | Copyright | Download PDF Reader