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ACLS 2000 Algorithms
By Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Includes information on Asystole, Bradycardia, Cardioversion, PEA, Tachycardia, and VF/PVT algorithms.
By Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). 10 question interactive quizzes on airways, electrical therapy, MI/stroke, and pharmacologic therapy.
Emergency Response Guidebook
By US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada (TC), and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT). A guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.
Emergency Response Guidebook Software
By Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC), US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada (TC), and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT). A guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.
First Aid InteliTool
By Aetna InteliHealth, Inc.. The time to prepare for accidents and emergencies is before they happen. This first aid guide can help you learn how to handle incidents both minor and major. Includes an A to Z database of conditions (like allergic reaction or unconsciousness) and a video library of instructional clips.
Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
By American Heart Association. This reference helps healthcare professionals, EMS and lay rescuers understand important changes to emergency cardiovascular care as a result of the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and how the changes to the Guidelines will impact resuscitation.
By identityPal. IdentityPal LITE is a free, stripped-down version of the original IdentityPal Information Guardian software. This LITE version can be installed on any generic USB flash drive. Once installed, all you have to do is plug in the drive and the software will launch. Once launched, the software will inform the operator about any critical illnesses, food/allergies, and emergency contacts.
MediaLab First Aid
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course demonstrates how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver; tells how to administer bleeding aid; tells how to treat fractures; describes degrees of thermal burns and appropriate treament; and explains how to treat chemical burns.
MediaLab OSHA Electrical Safety
By MediaLab, Inc.. This basic course describes the types of injury resulting from electrical hazards; tells about specific safety measures that may be taken to avoid risks associated with electricity; describes correct procedure for containing an electrical fire; and tells how to treat victims of electrical injuries.
Medical Algorithms: Trauma Medicine
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in trauma medicine. In MS Excel.
Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures
By US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Guidelines intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response to effectively decontaminate patients, protect themselves and others from contamination, communicate with other involved personnel, efficiently transport patients to a medical facility, and provide competent medical evaluation and treatment to exposed persons.
Smallpox Preparedness: Considerations for Response Team Volunteers Webcast
By US Center for Disease Control (CDC). State public health departments are working with local public health departments and hospitals to further develop their smallpox response plans, which include identifying healthcare workers and public health first responders to serve on Smallpox Response Teams. Pre-event vaccination of these Smallpox Response Teams will allow them to better protect the American public against smallpox attack. People who volunteer to receive the smallpox vaccine need to know 1) the conditions that increase the risk of a serious complication and how to assess if they should not be immunized, 2) instructions for caring for the smallpox vaccination site to avoid transmission of the vaccine virus to themselves or others, especially family or household members. This program will provide needed information to those people who are considering participation on a Smallpox Response Team. Originally aired January 9, 2003 and December 20, 2002.
By US National Library of Medicine. An interactive Web site that shows on maps the amount and location of certain toxic chemicals released into the environment in the United States. TOXMAP focuses on the geographic distribution of chemical releases, their relative amounts, and their trends over time. TOXMAP also links to NLM's extensive collection of toxicology and environmental health references, as well as to a rich resource of data on hazardous chemical substances in its TOXNET databases. There are also fact sheets and summaries about the various chemicals, written by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for the Palm, PocketPC, and Windows.