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Disaster Management Courses in the Open Access Environment - a Selection: Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

COURSE TYPE

PROVIDER

National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

ACHIEVEMENT

Fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disaster Information Specialization, Basic Level.

Students will earn three MLA continuing education (CE) credits.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

It covers key sources from The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM), federal and nonfederal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing, and disseminating disaster health information will also be covered.

This self-paced course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disaster Information Specialization, Basic Level. Students will earn three MLA continuing education (CE) credits.

Topics Covered in this Course

This course is divided into the following sections. Use the Next and Back buttons at the bottom of the page to move through the course.

  • Introduction: Disasters and Disaster Management
  • Disaster Health Information
  • Categories of Disaster Health Information
  • Information Sources for Preparedness
  • Information Sources for Response
  • Information Sources for Recovery
  • Assessing Literature
  • Conclusion

Each section is a single page of content and activities that help reinforce the topics covered. For more information on additional ways to navigate the course, see the "Getting Around" section below.

Each section is summarized with key points, which are the most critical take-home messages of the material.

Throughout this course, the National Library of Medicine will be referred to using the acronym NLM and the Disaster Information Management Research Center will be called NLM Disaster Health.