In this course, we have looked at some important apps and mobile-optimized Web sites that the disaster workforce may want installed on their mobile devices for preparedness and response activities. We started by considering items found in a typical disaster go bag and how a digital go bag can put the right information at your fingertips at the right time.
We looked at apps that provide specific disaster information such as for CBRNE and hazardous substances, medical and health information, responder safety, psychological health, surveillance and alerts, and family reunification. We also explored apps from U.S. Federal organizations and the American Red Cross, as well as other helpful digital tools.
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To conclude, consider the following tips for your digital go bag:
Thank you for completing Packing Your Digital Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device!
In conclusion, we have covered the following topics in this course:
Now that you have completed this course, you should be able to:
Glossaries of disaster terminology are useful for searching literature and creating reports relevant to the disaster workforce.
We also recommend using other NLM disaster and emergency response tools and the guide to disaster medicine and public health literature. Many of the tools and concepts discussed in this course are covered in the guide.
The NLM Disaster Health Web site contains a wealth of current, reliable, and authoritative information. It is a great starting point for activities related to disaster health information. However, other collections of disaster health literature are available. Several libraries and resource centers manage the kinds of information introduced in this course.
We encourage you to learn more about the disaster information model curriculum and the Medical Library Association's Disaster Information Specialization. This is just one of many courses related to numerous competencies for disaster information specialists. We hope that you are finishing this course feeling enthusiastic about learning more.
NLM Disaster Health also maintains a list of current courses relevant to disaster information offered through other government agencies and professional associations. We encourage you to explore the many resources available through these established organizations.
To get in touch with us, contact NLM Disaster Health. We would love to hear your feedback on the center, Web site, tools, and courses.
National Library of Medicine
Disaster Information Management Research Center — DIMRC
Specialized Information Services
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: 301-496-1131 / Toll Free: 1-888-FIND-NLM (346-3656)
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