Two bits from the Disaster Information Outreach folks

An improved REMM and funding opportunities for small businesses.

Both of these news releases come from the National Library of Medicine, the people that brought you Wiser, and I would recommend signing up for their newsletter here

First up is REMM - the Radiation Emergency Medical Management - improvements. REMM, like Wiser, is a free website and mobile Appfor the radiation management professional (more information here). Both versions of REMM have now been updated. The main site includes:
1. Managing Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS): Interactive tool: completely redesigned, with clinical assessments, treatment suggestions, suggestion for referral venues
2. Top 10 Items for Radiation Emergencies: new page
3. How to Perform a Radiation Survey
4. Target Levels for Decontamination of People
5. Biodosimetry Bibliography: new page, improved navigation, many new references
6. Radiation Units and Conversions: new interactive tools for unit conversions
7. Understanding Radiation: new videos incorporated and new sections
8. Radiological Dispersal Device: new guidance about safety and response perimeters
9. Training and Education: new offerings from several US agencies
10. Multimedia Library: new elements in many sections
11. Emergency Contacts: updated for many US government agencies
12. REMM bibliography: many new entries

While the mobile version now has:
1. App has been completely redesigned for easier use and faster navigation (Tutorial Here)
2. Dose Estimator: faster data entry for vomiting and lymphocyte depletion kinetics tools
3. New tools from REMM now available on Mobile REMM
o Scarce Resources for Interactive Triage Tool for Use after IND Detonation
o SALT triage system for radiation emergencies
4. Updated emergency contact information
5. Mobile platform compatibility updated: iPhone and Androids compatibility remains up to date, newer BlackBerry operating system, BlackBerry 10, is now supported; but older ones (BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier) are not.

In addition to that the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others. The contract awards are up to $30,000 and you can find the solicitation here

Tags: Emergency, Radiation, Radiological, Contract, Decontamination

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