The National Library of Medicine has released an Android App for WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders). WISER is a popular online tool for assisting first responders and first receivers in hazardous material incidents. In addition to the new Android app, WISER is available on the Web, as a standalone application for numerous devices, and as an iPhone app.
As more disaster preparedness tools are developed for hospitals and emergency response professionals, some will begin to trickle down to the consumer level. Consumer disaster prep tools can be useful additions to the librarian's toolbox of resources for use and dissemination in the library and across the community.
One such tool is Safety Maps,
Web Services Librarian Emily Morton-Owens will copresent the "Roadmap to Disaster Information" training class at the National Library of Medicine's Symposium on Disaster Information Outreach, taking place on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Below is a working calendar of upcoming events and conferences relating to Disaster Preparedness and of interest to NYUHSL's DP Team.
As part of the Disaster Information Specialist Program with the National Library of Medicine, NYUHSL Research Librarian Aileen McCrillis was a collaborator with the Agents of Opportunity study, which looked at vulnerabilities of academic medical centers specific to acts of terrorism. We are happy to report that the findings of study were published in the current issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.
NLM’s Health Hotlines is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch (http://itunes.apple.com/app/health-hotlines/id376404746?mt=8). Health Hotlines is also compatible with the iPad.
“With a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Office of Cultural Education (OCE), in partnership with several cultural heritage organizations in New York, led a statewide preservation survey of New York’s cultural heritage community to better understand the condition of New York’s collections and the needs of their stewards. Nearly 800 cultural organizations–museums, libraries, historical societies and archival institutions responded to
Mobile REMM can be downloaded from from iTunes, or you can search for “radiation emergency” at the iTunes Store. Additionally, you can also donwload Mobile REMM to other mobile platforms (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, & Palm), just visit http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm
The REMM Team
Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM)
Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers
As part of an ongoing effort to evaluate and enhance the EPR Toolkit, Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) is looking for NN/LM member librarians to participate in a usability evaluation. Feedback from member libraries is crucial to ensuring that the Toolkit meets users’ needs. If you are interested in participating, please complete the brief survey posted on the website and you will be contacted if you qualify.