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Conference Exhibit Schedule

SIS staff will be available at these meetings and conferences.

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Disaster Information Management Research Center


11/22/2013
WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available

This new version of WISER fully integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012.

Full integration of CHEMM content includes:

  • New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles, along with a customized home screen for all WISER profiles
  • Acute care guidelines for six known mass casualty agents/agent classes
  • The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
  • CHEMM Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident

ERG content is now updated to the 2012 release. This includes the full ERG 2012 tool.

WISER for Windows 4.5 can be downloaded directly from the WISER website.

11/13/2013
New web page Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Health-Related Information Resources released

The new web page, "Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Health-Related Information Resources," has resources that may be of value to international responders and response planners as well as to U.S. friends and family of people in the Philippines.

11/13/2013
The Emergency Access Initiative activated in support of medical efforts after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

NLM has activated the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding areas following the devastating typhoon. EAI provides free access to books, journals and databases for people living and/or working in the affected area.

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Environmental Health & Toxicology



2/10/2014
New Agents and Job Tasks added to Haz-Map

NLM updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational ashtma. Fifteen new hazardous job tasks linked to jobs and industries were also added in this update.

1/22/2014
HSDB record created for 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol

A Hazardous Substances Data Bank record was created for 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol, the chemical found in the January 2014 West Virginia Elk River chemical spill.

11/12/2013
New Agents and Fields added to Haz-Map

452 new agents were added to Haz-Map bringing the total number of chemical and biological agents to 8689. Three new fields were also added to Haz-Map:

  1. Dangerous When Wet under TIH (Toxic Inhalation Hazard) in Exposure Assessment
  2. NTP (National Toxicology Program) Carcinogen
  3. ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists) Carcinogen

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General Announcements


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HIV/AIDS Information

 

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REMM - Radiation Emergency Medical Management

 

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TOXNET and Beyond Class

TOXNET and Beyond Class Schedule

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WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

The National Library of Medicine WISER for iOS 3.1, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available. Here’s what’s new:

  • WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website. This integration includes
    • New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles
    • Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes
    • The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
    • The new CHEMM Intelligent Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
  • Emergency Response Guidebook data is now updated to the ERG 2012; WISER for the iPhone includes a custom ERG 2012 tool

Coming Soon

  • WISER for Android 1.1, which includes the same CHEMM integration and ERG 2012 updates detailed above
  • Updates to our Windows and WebWISER platforms to include CHEMM integration, ERG 2012 data, and more WISER for Android 3.1, which adds Help Identify Chemical and protective distance mapping to this popular platform

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News Archive

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