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WISER for Android (version 3.1) Now Available!

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I just wanted to let you know that we here at the NLM have just released the latest version of WISER for the Android (version 3.1) to the Google Play store. The specific details are below, but the quick version is that this release brings the Help Identify and Protective Distance Mapping functions to Android devices (it is already on the Windows, iOS, BlackBerry and WebWISER versions). This now means that we are now functionally equivalent across all our platforms, so there’s greater uniformity and less of a learning curve for people using difference devices.

Here are the details of what this latest version includes:

WISER for Android 3.1 is now available.   Here’s a look at what’s new in this release:

  • WISER’s Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:

o   physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors

o   signs and symptoms of victims of exposure

o   the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance

o   hazard values from NFPA 704 placards

o   transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car

  • Use WISER’s protective distance mapping feature on your Android device. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook serves as the source of WISER’s protective distance data.

WISER for Android can be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store:

https://market.android.com/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser

Coming Soon

o   Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:

o   WISER for iOS and WISER for Android 4.5, which adds chemical reactivity, triage procedures, and WISER’s full set of radiological tools to these mobile platforms

o   WISER 4.6, which will add many new substances to WISER and update much of WISER’s backend data, including its HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) substance data

I encourage you to take a look and to spread the word to anyone you know in the emergency management, first responder, first receiver, and preparedness planner communities. We rely on word of mouth to promote our tools and resources, so we really appreciate any assistance you can give.

Many Thanks!

Jennifer G. Pakiam, M.S.

Technical Information Specialist/SME

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dem II Building, 6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 440

Bethesda, MD 20892-5482

E-mail : pakiamj@mail.nih.gov

NLM Disaster Software Tested in Recent Drill

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Starting in 2008, and spurred further by the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the deadly tsunami-induced floods of 2012 in the Philippines, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) began to pioneer new disaster technologies, such as TriagePic, a software application that helps to track hospital patients and find their loved ones during disaster emergencies. The software was tested at a recent drill conducted by Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Read more about the NLM developers, and the drill:             http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/nlm-disaster-software-tested-i.html

National Library of Medicine e-Clips (May 2014)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medlineplus_connect_icd.html

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mesh_on_demand.html

National Library of Medicine Announces Addition of Mike Gorman Papers to Profiles in Science

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/profiles_gorman_mike_added.html

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/disaster_collaboration_project.html

New TOXNET Interface Coming in Spring 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/brief/ma14_new_toxnet.html

NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/welcome_library_agreement.html

NLM Launches New Exhibition-related Resources: Online Adaptation of “Pick Your Poison,” Educational Resources for “From DNA to Beer”

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/pick_your_poison_exhibit.html

NLM to Host Symposium, “The National Library of Medicine, 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future,” May 14, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/voyaging_to_future_symposium.html

NLM Value Set Authority Center Publishes Annual Update for 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/value_set_authority.html

Updates to MedlinePlus Connect Web Service Format

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mplus_webservice.html

 

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

 

Drug Approval Process Insights from Clinicaltrials.gov

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript040714.html

Improving Patient Centered Medical Homes

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript050514.html

Learning from the Disaster Response in the Philippines

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript042814.html

Marijuana’s Clinical Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript033114.html

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript041414.html

Pragmatic Research from PCORI

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript042114.html

Toward More Thoughtful Health Journalism

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript051214.html

 

NLM IN THE NEWS

Answers to Tough Questions About Dying

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/answers-to-tough-questions-about-dying/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

DNA fingerprint for Hippocrates’ legendary tree

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27190148

Emergency Management: There’s an App for That

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Emergency-Management-App.html?page=2&

Hippocrates’ ancient tree genetically ‘fingerprinted’

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/hippocrates-ancient-tree-genetically-fingerprinted-114043001015_1.html

Historie ukryte – z półek biblioteki medycznej

http://naukowy.blog.polityka.pl/2014/03/23/historie-ukryte-z-polek-biblioteki-medycznej/

NIHSeniorHealth.gov Offers Healthy Aging Tips

http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2014/05/05/nihseniorhealth-gov-offers-healthy-aging-tips/

Original Tree of Hippocrates Cloned and Planted in Maryland

http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/us/20140425/132961-original-tree-of-hippocrates-cloned-and-planted-in-maryland.html

Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/science-shakespeare-and-stem-humanities-how-teachers-can-make-most-national-library

Socializing Medicine: Spotlight on USG-NLM Virtual Intern Kristina Elliott

http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/news/10405

Surviving and Thriving:  Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

http://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2014/04/Surviving-and-Thriving-Aids-Politics-and-Culture-exhibit-on-display-in-library/

The Quest: Get the Lowdown on the Pills You’re Popping

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/05/02/the-quest-how-to-research-pharmaceutical-drugs/

The Quest:How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/31/the-quest-how-to-medical-librarian-search-for-free/

The Quest: My 2 Favorite Tricks for Searching PubMed

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/05/06/my-two-favorite-tricks-for-searching-pubmed/?WT.mc_id=SA_Twitter_cgorman

Wellcome Library and NLM establish agreement to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2014/WTP056252.htm

 

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

NLM Hosts Symposium; Seeks Ideas in Planning for Its Future

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/04/nlm-hosts-symposium-seeks-idea.html

NLM Launches New Blog; Seeks Your Ideas for Charting Its Future

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/nlm-launches-new-blog-seeks-id.html

Tree of Hippocrates Clone Planted in Front of National Library of Medicine

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/04/medical-history-meets-21st-cen.html

 

NEW OR UPDATED MEDLINEPLUS TOPICS AND FEATURES

Ambliopía

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/amblyopia.html

Amblyopia

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amblyopia.html

Spring 2014 Issue: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/

New Interface Available from the TOXNET

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

As you may know, we’re introducing a new NLM TOXNET interface this Spring. We’ve improved the appearance and interactive capabilities and given it a facelift for a more current look and feel.

You can preview the new interface from the TOXNET home page beginning on May 16th at http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/. The old TOXNET will continue to be available for some weeks.

We value your feedback and hope you will take the time to explore the new TOXNET.

Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLS

National Library of Medicine

Division of Specialized Information Services

6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 515

Bethesda, MD  20892

MAR Will Be Out of the Office, Attending MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!

Visit NLM at MLA 2014

Friday, May 9th, 2014

NLM would like to invite all of you to stop by and visit at exhibit booth #326 (May 17 – 20) to meet staff and see NLM products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.

Check out all the events that include presentations/posters: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html

NIH News in Health

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Shedding Light on Health

Research Helps People and Pets
Veterinarians and scientists study diseases that affect both pets and people to improve medical care for humans and our 4-legged friends.

Tick Talk
Block Tick Bites and Lyme Disease
Tick-borne diseases are found in many areas across the country, and they’re on the rise. Do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.

Health Capsules:

Exercise Brings Bone Benefits that Last

Paralyzed Men Regain Movement

Featured Website: Mental Health Topics

New Granting Organizations for MEDLINE/PubMed

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Effective May 2014, seven new granting organizations will be added for the Grant Number (GR) field found in MEDLINE/PubMed citations. These new organizations are from Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and the Health Research Alliance (HRA): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_new_granting_orgs.html

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Use MeSH on Demand to find MeSH terms relevant to your text up to 10,000 characters: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mesh_on_demand.html

Fostering Resilience in Disaster Health Responders

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Join the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health’s engagement with National Mental Health Awareness month by attending our May webinar on mental health resiliency in the disaster health workforce, “Fostering Resilience in Disaster Health Responders.”

Date: May 22, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Access:  https://ncdmph.adobeconnect.com/_a1137435577/resilientresponders/

Elizabeth Brasington
Communications & Administrative Assistant, HJF
National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
elizabeth.brasington.ctr@usuhs.edu
ncdmph.usuhs.edu
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