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New NLM Resource Page: Extreme Heat Events and Health

Posted by on July 12th, 2017

To learn best practices for preparing and responding to dangerously hot summer weather, visit the new Extreme Heat Events and Health page from the National Library of Medicine. Topics covered on this page include: Health issues related to extreme heat Preparedness and response resources Worker and responder safety Resources for specific populations (children) Health resources… Read More »

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

Jun

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NLM Resource with Information about Laboratory Chemical Safety

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

Chemicals accidents in academic and industrial labs may result from hazardous chemical reactions. The National Library of Medicine provides selected links to information about lab safety. In addition, the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) PubChem resource provides a new feature, the Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS), which provides stability and reactivity information taken from… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NCBI, NLM Resources, Public Health, Search Tools

May

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NLM Resources on Opioid Abuse for Diverse Populations

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

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

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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

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

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

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017

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

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