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Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Course Description
Course Developers
Registration
Course Resources
About the Disaster Information Specialization Certificate

 

Course Description

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. Check out our list of disaster and emergency apps.
Course Developers

Stacey J. Arnesen, MS
Branch Chief
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Jennifer Pakiam, MS
Technical Information Specialist
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA
Librarian
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

For questions or concerns about a course, please contact the Disaster Information Management Research Center at dimrc@nlm.nih.gov
Registration

This class is offered at no cost. Completing this class earns one Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education (CE) credit. CE hours from this class may be used toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program document of completion at the Advanced Level.

To obtain a certificate showing that you have completed this class, please register using the registration form and select the class you have completed from the dropdown menu. You will receive an email with a link to the Continuing Education survey from the Medical Library Association. After completing the survey, you will be able to print or download your class certificate. This certificate is the only record of your class completion. You will need to retain a copy of the certificate to include in your application for the MLA Disaster Information Specialization Advanced Level document of completion.
Course Resources

To complete the online class, please view the video lecture and read the course materials. You may find it helpful to review the handouts and presentation materials before watching the course.

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About the Disaster Information Specialization Certificate

The Medical Library Association (MLA) awards a Basic or Advanced certificate for completion of courses and other activities as part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program. Courses and activities that meet the requirements for a certificate are outlined in the Disaster Information Model Curriculum. Completing the course Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device earns one hour of MLA continuing education credit which may be used towards the Advanced certificate. See Registration for details on documenting your completion of this class.