WebWISER 4.5 Released

In January 2014, the National Library of Medicine announced that WebWISER 4.5 is now available. This new release integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content from 2012.

WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents by providing a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

CHEMM integration brings the following new features to WISER:

  • 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 Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a new help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident

 

About Andy Roszak

Andrew Roszak serves as the Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). Twitter: @AndyRoszak

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