WISER for iOS
By National Library of Medicine
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WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.
WISER: Information from Authoritative Sources
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.
Features of WISER
* Rapid access to the most important information about a hazardous substance by an intelligent synopsis engine and display called “Key Info”
* Intuitive, simple, logical user interface developed by working with experienced first responders
* Comprehensive decision support, including assistance in identification of an unknown substance and, once the substance is identified, guidance on immediate actions necessary to save lives and protect the environment
* GIS support provides for isolation/protective distance overlays on a map of the incident
* Access to NLM’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), which contains detailed peer-reviewed information on hazardous substances
* Interactive chemical reactivity data, allowing WISER to predict hazards caused by a user prescribed mix of chemicals.
* User Profiles enable users to specify the role they are currently playing at the scene of an incident: first responder, HAZMAT specialist, EMS specialist, hospital provider, or preparedness planner. The key information presented to the user about a substance varies depending on this role, so that the information most relevant to the respective job can be quickly accessed.
* Radiological and biological substance support.
* ERG 2012 data; the iPhone version of WISER includes the full ERG 2012 tool.
* Mobile support, providing first responders critical information where they need it, when they need it.
Coming next to WISER: full support of the entire suite of WISER tools, including triage procedures and radiological tools.
What's New in Version 5.0
The search algorithm has been completely revisited and upgraded.
Full ERG 2016 integration. Both the iPad and iPhone versions of WISER include the full ERG 2016, including the ability to provide detailed mapping of table 3 materials and the ability to access the ERG materials directly from the WISER search results.
Data updates, including an important update of the WISER's Hazardous Substances Data Bank information as well as updates to the REMM and CRW content.
- Category: Medical
- Updated: 01 October 2016
- Version: 5.0
- Size: 69.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Library of Medicine
- © 2010 National Library of Medicine
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.