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1. Ebola Donor History Questionnaire and Flowchart
Date Published: 2/14/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This seven-page document, updated in February 2019, provides flowcharts for each of five additional Ebola questions to provide blood donor screening process flow, donor eligibility statements to assist donor historians in the screening process, and relevant links to the Ebola virus guidance. These questions should be asked to evaluate donor risk for Ebola virus infection....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
Access Notes: Link to Web page for guidance on Evaluating Donors for Risk of Ebola Virus Infection: http://www.aabb.org/tm/questionnaires/Pages/Evaluating-Donors-for-Risk-of-Ebola-Virus-Infection-.aspx
ID: 15086. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. ALNAP Lessons Paper: Responding to Earthquakes
Date Published: 2/13/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 40-page Lessons Paper reviews relevant grey and published literature to draw lessons from previous humanitarian responses following any type of earthquake, provided it occurred on dry land. The lessons originate from past humanitarian responses across sectors. The goal of this paper is to improve humanitarian programming by drawing on the
experiences of previous comparable disasters and highlighting the specific features that should be included in future humanitarian responses to earthquakes.
...[more] [less]
Authors: Juillard, Helene; Jourdain, Joris
Type: Report
Access Notes: Site requires free registration.
ID: 18791. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Fighting the Next War: Defense Against Biological Weapons
Date Published: 2/5/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense held this all-day meeting to get a better understanding of the responsibilities and requirements for federal biodefense efforts that are unique to the U.S. Department of Defense. Panelists discussed the role of the department in implementing the National Biodefense Strategy, and participants shared their experiences regarding the current threat environment, research and development programs, and the department's biodefense policies....[more] [less]
Authors: Langevin, Jim; Maurer, Derek; Hassell, Christian; Sanchez, Justin; Gerstein, Dan; et al.
Type: Conference/Meeting Material
ID: 18798. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019
Date Published: 2/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This series has tracked public health emergency preparedness in the United States since 2003, and documented the nation’s level of preparedness as well as those areas still in need of improvement. The 2019 report finds that states have made progress in key areas, including public health funding and participation in provider compacts and coalitions, with a majority of states making preparations to expand capabilities in an emergency, often through collaboration. It outlines major public health incidents, actions, research findings, meetings, and federal hearings across three domains: disease outbreaks; severe weather and natural disasters; and biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear terrorism....[more] [less]
Authors: Farberman, Rhea; Lieberman, Dara; McKillop, Matt; Auerbach, John
Type: Report
ID: 18778. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Guide for the Media on Communicating in Public Health Emergencies
Date Published: 2/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: In a health crisis, effective communication can help to prevent or reduce the spread of disease, and guide those affected toward health services and treatment. This 32-page manual provides tips for media practitioners on how to help audiences during health emergencies. It addresses the public health emergencies that start relatively quickly: rapid onset public health emergencies. This publication was created by BBC Media Action for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies....[more] [less]
Authors: Hutchinson, Genevieve; Dalton, Jacqueline
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 18795. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. Fighting Ebola in DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo): New Tools and New Challenges
Date Published: 1/29/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour, seven-minute panel discussion describes efforts to contain the current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and explores the evolving medical approaches to fighting the Ebola virus, the initiation of a randomized controlled trial testing treatment options, and the unique ethical and logistical considerations this outbreak presents. Panelists discuss how community outreach, the core of an effective intervention, is hampered by security concerns....[more] [less]
Authors: Huster, Karen; D'Cruz, Brian; Jensen, Tomas
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 18799. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Climate Change and Toxic Hazards: Before the Storm
Date Published: 1/24/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour webinar is the first in a three-part series on climate change, toxic hazards, and how to prepare to protect public health before, during, and after a superstorm or flood. Speakers focus on how individuals and communities can prepare before calamity hits a community, and describe a range of potential exposures to mixtures of toxic chemicals in water, air, and industrial sources that may be encountered during climate disasters, and how to prepare to avoid them....[more] [less]
Authors: Skogstrom, Tiffany; Horney, Jennifer
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 18789. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: The Latest in American Red Cross Efforts to Integrate People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning and Response
Date Published: 1/10/2019
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour, 35-minute webinar outlines the American Red Cross Disability Integration program that is rolled out across the U.S. to Red Cross regions and divisions. Current disaster relief operational successes, such as the video relay phone installations and sensory kit distribution, are discussed, along with the challenges that arise during relief operations. Best practices, such as daily stakeholder calls and state disability integration coordinators, are also discussed to assist participants to plan for disaster relief operations....[more] [less]
Authors: Casey-Lockyer, Mary; Myers, Shari
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 18793. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Infectious Disease Consequences of Opioid Use
Date Published: 12/13/2018
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted this 57-minute webinar on evidence-based practices that prevent infectious diseases related to the opioid epidemic. CDC, the State of Vermont, and local representatives share their perspectives on policy levers and partnerships for implementing syringe services programs (SSPs) and building linkages to treatment for substance misuse....[more] [less]
Authors: Asher, Alice; Daltry, Daniel; Keller, Grace
Type: Instructional/Training Material
ID: 18796. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Date Published: 12/13/2018
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This 53-minute webinar focuses on resources and strategies for creating community health programs for libraries and community/faith-based organizations, and provides information for focusing on disaster and emergency preparedness activities. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways....[more] [less]
Authors: Abbey, Dana; Levin-Lederer, Sarah; Martin, Carolyn; Patterson, Nancy; Spatz, Michele; et al.
Type: Instructional/Training Material
Access Notes: Link to background information: https://nnlm.gov/classes/program
ID: 18802. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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