U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Primary contact information...
Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov)
6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 510
Bethesda MD , 20892
United States
Cindy Love is the primary contact.

Description: “U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies" provides an introduction to disaster and emergency planning and response as conducted in the United States, with an emphasis on medical response. To determine where disaster information specialists might best fit into the U.S. framework for disaster and emergency response, it is necessary to start with shared understanding of terminology, concepts, legislation, organizations, and lessons learned from previous incidents. The class describes efforts to provide structure and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. “U.S. Response to Disasters and Public Health Emergencies” is one of five required classes for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization basic certificate. The class video and materials are available online, on demand. The class is open to anyone at no cost at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_usresponse.html. This class is also available for a classroom setting with an instructor. For further information on the class and the NLM Disaster Information Specialist Program, please contact Cindy Love, cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov.

Experience Level: Beginning Plus
Continuing Education Experience: N/A
CE Contact Hours: 3.0
Professional Competencies: Leadership and Management, Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Disaster Preparedness
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - On-Demand Disaster Health Information

Educational Objective: This class will: • Provide an introduction to disasters and public health emergencies as conducted in the United States with emphasis on medical response • Describe efforts to provide framework and order before, during, and after emergencies and disasters •Increase understanding and empathy with those affected: first responders, incident commanders, and administrators • Increase knowledge of where information specialists might fit into the U.S. framework for disaster and emergency response.

Agenda:

The agenda is available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_usresponse.html

Need for This Course: This course is required for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization basic certificate.

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Learning Videotape, Discussion, Sharing/Self-disclosure, Hands-on Exercises, Case Method, and Case Study.

Participant Materials: Participant materials are available at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_usresponse.html

Facility Requirements: For classroom: Computers with Internet access. Lectern computer with Microsoft PowerPoint and a digital projector.

Additional Evaluation: N/A