Resources for Winter Weather Preparedness



Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Honor Dr. King’s memory by serving your community. Consider joining the Medical Reserve Corps and find out how you can help improve health in your community during disasters and every day.  There are almost 1,000 Medical Reserve Corps Units nationwide.  Find out about serving with a unit near you! Learn more >>>

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Resources for Winter Weather Preparedness

How does severe winter weather affect cardiac disease patients? How can snowstorms increase mortality rates? What risk factors contribute to hypothermia?   Public health and medical professionals can find answers to these questions and more in ASPR TRACIE’s Lessons Learned: Extreme Cold.  Learn more >>>

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Register Today! Pediatric Issues In Disasters Webinar

Children represent about 23% of the U.S. population & they are particularly vulnerable during a disaster. Learn how you can integrate best practices for pediatric care into healthcare preparedness plans, trainings and exercises at the next ASPR TRACIE webinar. Learn more >>>

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Coping with Retraumatization:  Tips for Survivors of Disasters

Sometimes people relive the trauma they experienced during a disaster when they face a new, similar event. This is known as retraumatization. A new tip sheet from SAMHSA can help you recognize the triggers, risk factors, and symptoms associated with retraumatization. Learn more >>>

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Managing Electronic Patient Information during a Disaster

Electronic Health Records (EHR) can be tremendous assets when disaster strikes. But with so many different EHR applications available, interoperability can be a real challenge – especially when seconds count. Resources from ASPR TRACIE can help you better manage electronic patient information during a disaster. Learn more >>>

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Ensuring compliance with EMTALA

What is the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)? Can EMTALA be waived in an emergency or disaster? Before a disaster strikes, find out what you need to know to ensure that your hospital or healthcare facility complies with EMTALA. Learn more >>>

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