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NLM Announces New App for Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is pleased to announce that WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is now available as an app for the iPhone and iPod touch (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wiser-for-iphone-ipod-touch/id375185381?mt=8). WISER is also compatible with the iPad.

WISER is a tool to assist emergency responders with hazardous material (hazmat) incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on chemical, biological, and radiological agents, including substance identification, physical characteristics, human health and emergency medical treatment information, and containment and suppression assistance.

Content and functionality of this application will be enhanced in the coming months and a WISER version for BlackBerry also is coming soon.

WISER is also available as a standalone application for Microsoft Windows PCs, Windows Mobile devices, Palm OS PDAs and via the Web as WebWISER (http://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/). See the WISER home page (http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/) for more information.

Notices of WISER updates and news are available by joining the WISER e-mail list (http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/listserv_join.html).

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