NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center

December 2017

Emergency Care

Country of origin: USA

The National Library of Medicine has published a new web resource for its Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). The aim of the DIMRC website is to provide access to quality disaster health information to the nation at all stages of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery. The initial phase of the website focuses on NLM and NLM-supported resources and activities. The website will expand to include other sources of authoritative disaster health information.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a long history of providing health information during times of disaster. Recognising the potential for the use of libraries as major untapped resources in preparing for disasters, and responding to the current increased need for disaster health information, the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has been created to aid the USA?s disaster management efforts. DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organisation, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters.

Resources

Emergency Department design toolkit October 2018 The Design Council has published a toolkit for NHS managers, clinicians and designer and healthcare planners who want to...
Research on treating bacterial meningitis October 2018 Bacterial meningitis in children is a devastating condition, which if left untreated can lead to deafness, seizures,...
WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Medicines for Children: practical and reliable information for parents and carers September 2018 The vision of Medicines for Children is that any parent, wherever they are, have information on their childís medicines...
Clinical Pain Advisor September 2018 Clinical Pain Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app that offers pain medicine healthcare professionals a...
Guidance: Know What To Do About Flu September 2018 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released...
National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Managing Head Injury September 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
Guidance for Health Staff on Identifying and Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking September 2018 Guidance has been published which provides guidance and sets out actions for healthcare staff who suspect that their...
The science behind drug abuse June 2018 Knowledge is power, and a NIDA educational product empowers teens to make healthy decisions about drugs. "NIDA for Teens:...
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