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

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 Materials

Video Recording PowerPoint Slides
MLA Continuing Education Credits

One Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education (CE) credit is available for this course. To obtain a certificate, fill out the online survey for the class at: http://surveymonkey.com/s/disaster_CE . Select the "Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device " radio button in question #1. Once you complete and submit the survey, a link will pop up that will send you to an online MLA CE certificate that you can personalize with your name and the date of the class for one contact hour.