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The tools on this page are designed to provide mobile device users access to Web-based content. They are developed to run on specific mobile platforms, such as iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android, or Blackberry.

  • Native or standalone apps deliver content to mobile devices and do not require Internet connectivity to view and use the content.
  • Web Apps link a mobile device user to content that requires Internet connectivity to access and use.
  • Mobile Web is a link to a mobile optimized or mobile enhanced Web site, which is a reformatted version of a Web site that is easier to read on a mobile device.

Disaster Medicine Tools

WISER  application icon
 
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WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) assists first responders in Hazmat incidents, with features including substance identification support, containment and suppression advice, and medical treatment information.

Mobile REMM application icon
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REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) provides guidance about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries during radiological and nuclear emergencies. It was developed by the National Library of Medicine and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

ERG 2012 application icon
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2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) from the PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) provides first responders with a go-to resource to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

MedlinePlus application icon
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The MedlinePlus mobile enhanced Web page provides access to consumer-oriented health information on disaster topics in English and Spanish.

PubMed application icon
 
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PubMed Mobile provides access to more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

LactMed application icon
 
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LactMed provides access information about maternal and infant drug levels and possible effects of vaccines and radiologic agents on lactation and on breastfed infants.

BioAgent Facts  application icon
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BioAgent Facts provides facts about pathogens that could cause serious disease resulting from a natural epidemic or use as a biological weapon.

Clinicians' Biosecurity Resource  application icon
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Clinicians' Biosecurity Resource provides clinicians with detailed information and recommended treatments for the most dangerous potential bioweapons.

mTBI Pocket Guide  application icon
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mTBI (Tramautic Brain Injury) Pocket Guide provides access to clinical guidelines for assessing and treating service members and Veterans who have sustained a mild TBI.

First Aid by American Red Cross application icon
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First Aid by American Red Cross provides free lifesaving first aid instruction and disaster preparedness information including videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.

Pocket First Aid & CPR application icon
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Pocket First Aid & CPR provides quick, concise and clear first aid and CPR instructions from a user’s smartphone. This app costs $1.99.

Hands-Only™ CPR  application icon
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Hands-Only™ CPR provides quick instructions for CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

Med Field Ops  application icon
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Mobile Medical Unit Field Operations Guide was developed for the Northern New England Metropolitan Response System but is applicable to other response teams such as MRC, CERT, DMAT and others. The app contains access to packing lists, deployment guidelines, treatment reference, and more.

Psychological Health Tools

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response  application icon
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This app will connect behavioral health responders to evidenced-based behavioral health resources for use in the field. Users can access pre-loaded resources when Internet connectivity is limited, locate nearby treatment facilities, search for key materials and share information with colleagues and survivors.

PFA Mobile application icon
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PFA Mobile assists responders who provide psychological first aid as part of an organized response effort. The app was funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Department of Defense's National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2), and the VA’s Patient Care Services.

PTSD Coach application icon
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PTSD Coach provides users with information about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including educational resources, information about professional care, a self-assessment tool, opportunities to find support, and tools to help manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD.

Provider Resilience application icon
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Provider Resilience gives frontline providers tools to keep themselves productive and emotionally healthy as they help service members, veterans, and their families. The app also features stress-busting and compassion satisfaction-building tools.

Responder Self Care application icon
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This mobile app aids those deployed to emergency response events in maintaining their own physical, emotional, and social wellbeing.

Other Disaster-Related Resources

ReUnite application icon
 
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ReUnite provides ability to upload missing and found person information for family reunification during and after disasters. It provides structured information to the National Library of Medicine's People Locator service.

TOXNET application icon
 
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TOXNET from the National Library of Medicine is an easy to use, mobile-optimized Web interface covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and related areas.

Health Hotlines application icon
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Health Hotlines provides access to directory of health organizations with toll-free telephone numbers.

Centers for Disesase Control (CDC) application icon
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Centers for Disease Control (CDC) app and mobile web page provide health and safety information related to emergencies and disasters.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) application icon
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Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mobile enhanced web page identifies nearby industrial facilities and toxic chemical releases as reported through the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program. (Select the "learn about your environment" tab)

FEMA application icon
 
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FEMA app and mobile enhanced web page provide government disaster response information.

Earthquake - American Red Cross application icon
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Earthquake - American Red Cross app provides step-by-step instructions on what to do before/during/after an earthquake. It also includes an "I'm Safe" feature to notify family and friends that you are okay.

Flood - American Red Cross application icon
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Flood by American Red Cross app provides flood warning alerts, location of open shelters, information about dealing with floods and power outages and a customizable "I'm Safe" notification.

Hurricane - American Red Cross application icon
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Hurricane by American Red Cross app provides access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after hurricanes, including an "I'm safe" messaging alert.

Tornado - American Red Cross application icon
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Tornado by American Red Cross app provides access to local and real time information on what to do before, during and after a tornado, including an audible siren when NOAA issues a tornado warning even if your app is closed.

Wildfires by American Red Cross application icon
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Wildfires by American Red Cross shows where NOAA has issued wildfire warnings, notifies you when a new wildfire occurs and gives you a current view of the wildfire's track and perimeter. You can also let loved ones know that you are safe even if the power is out and learn what steps you should take to prepare your family, home and pets.

American Red Cross: Shelter View application icon
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American Red Cross: Shelter View app maps the locations and shelters from the American Red Cross National Shelter System.

SOS application icon
 

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The SOS app provides step-by-step video narration and follow along demonstrations allowing people to quickly and confidently respond to common emergency situations with the goal of saving lives.

CAMEO Chemicals application icon
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CAMEO Chemicals is a tool designed for people involved in hazardous material and incident response and planning.

Information about Hazardous Events, Disasters, and Disease Outbreaks

National Hurricane Center  application icon
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National Hurricane Center mobile enhanced Web page provides access to critical hurricane advisories and marine forecasts.

National Weather Service  application icon
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National Weather Service mobile enhanced Web page provides weather, hydrologic, and climage forecasts and warnings for the United States.

Disaster Alert  application icon
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Disaster Alert provides access to information in both a list and on an interactive map about active hazards occurring around the globe.

Outbreaks Near Me application icon
By: HealthMap
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Outbreaks Near Me provides real-time, searchable disease outbreak information for your neighborhood on interactive maps.

FluView application icon
 
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FluView tracks influenza-like illness activity levels across the U.S.

Apps for Disasters in Libraries

LibraryFloods application icon
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LibraryFloods covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library.

ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage application icon
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ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage outlines critical stages of disaster response for damage to collections and significant records. It is based on the Heritage Preservation's Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel.

Other Apps and Mobile Tools

Most of the major mobile device app stores or markets have many choices for additional apps useful for disaster and emergency purposes. Some suggestions include apps for:

  • Flashlights
  • Twitter keyboards with commonly used phrases and hashtags
  • ICE ("In Case of Emergency" contact lists)
  • Flood and water level information
  • Earthquake interactive mapping
  • Disaster preparedness kits
  • Prescription drug information

Selection Guidelines for Non-National Library of Medicine Resources

See our Selection Guidelines to learn how we choose the materials for our Web pages.