NIH Updates Free Mobile App Featuring Hazardous Materials Information
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application provided by the National Library of Medicine/ National Institute of Health (NIH) to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.First responders in general, and HAZMAT units in particular, must make many decisions quickly in handling hazardous-materials incidents.
They need accurate information about the hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions to save lives and minimize the impact on the environment and physical property. The WISER application extracts content from TOXNET’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), an authoritative, peer-reviewed information resource maintained by the National Library of Medicine, and places that information into the hands of those who need it most.
This manual provides technical guidance and training programs in traffic incident management for fire and emergency service providers. It includes case studies of roadway incidents that have taken firefighters lives, highway scene safety survival basics, and incident command for roadway incidents.
Guidelines for the Field Triage of the Injured Patients Software Application (for Apple iPhone and iPad)
This iPhone and iPad application includes questions from CDC’s MMWR 2011 Guidelines for the Field Triage of the Injured Patients: Recommendations of the National Field Triage Expert Panel Recommendations and Report and answer rationale to help EMS professionals and educators increase their knowledge of the 2011 Guidelines Decision Scheme criteria. This tool provides quick links to the Field Triage website and downloadable educational materials, continuing education, and the latest information on CDC’s Injury Center’s field triage initiative and research.