mobile apps

Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag

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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.

A two-page promotional flyer (PDF, 308 KB) highlighting these apps and mobile sites is available to download and print.

CBRNE and Hazardous Substances

WISER

WISER (includes CHEMM)

By: National Library of Medicine

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. Content from CHEMM (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management) is included in this app.

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.

2016 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.

This application is designed to help healthcare providers and public health professionals treat injuries, prepare for blast events, and save lives.

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.

Tox-App lets users search for industrial facilities that most recently reported releasing certain chemicals into the environment to the US EPA TRI program. This version of Tox-App provides some of the basic TOXMAP functions, including the ability to search for reporting facilities, or browse for these facilities by chemical, state, or county.

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

NIOSH Pocket Guide

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Web Application

By: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

This app provides general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The Pocket Guide presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings.

Internal Contamination Clinical Reference

Internal Contamination Clinical Reference

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This app estimates reference concentrations of radionuclides in urine assuming intakes equal to one Clinical Decision Guide (CDG) for each radionuclide. It is intended for clinicians, health professionals, radiation safety officers, medical and public health laboratory specialists, or any other professional interested in internal contamination with radioactive materials and their medical therapy. The app is to be used for educational and informational purposes only.

RadResponder

RadResponder

By: RadResponder Network

RadResponder provides free software tools for logging, transmitting, storing, analyzing, and presenting environmental radiation monitoring data. Data is stored in a secure cloud environment accessible only by the user. Account registration is required through the RadResponder Network.

Field Facts gives first-responders crucial information to use in the first few moments and hours of a response to a potential bioterrorism incident. Access descriptions of safety measures and protective clothing to protect yourself from exposure. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of disease associated with eight potential bioterrorism agents. And find additional expert help quickly with the contact details for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emergency Operations Center, FBI Field Offices, and state public health laboratories.

LRN Rule-Out Refer

Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Laboratory Response Network Rule-Out and Refer app makes it easy to access important information regarding six potential bioterrorism agents including Bacillus anthracis, Brucella species, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Burkholderia mallei. This app provides information regarding biosafety, shipping, and select agent compliance associated with each pathogen to ensure that the information you need is at your fingertips! The app also aids sentinel labs, such as clinics, hospitals, and public health agencies by providing a tool in the “rule-out and refer” decision with easy to use flowcharts detailing the identification steps. Agent specific images and video examples guide the user in making accurate and efficient decisions.

Medical and Health Information

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

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

MedlinePlus provides access to consumer-oriented health information on disaster topics in English and Spanish.

 

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.

Drug Shortages

Drug Shortages

By: Food and Drug Administration

This app from the FDA allows users to quickly identify current drug shortages, resolvedshortages, and discontinuations of drug products, helping health practitioners made quick decisions about patient treatment.

The app provides access to full reports and available summaries from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) which contains timely, authoritative, and useful public health information and recommendations from the CDC.

CDC Yellow Book

CDC Yellow Book 2018 - Travel Health Information

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The fully revised and updated CDC Yellow Book 2018 app delivers the U.S. government’s mostcurrent travel health guidelines, including pre-travel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. Authored by a team of the world’s most esteemed travel medicine experts, this app best codifies the U.S. Government’s latest travel guidelines to staying healthy anywhere in the world.

WHO MERS App

WHO MERS Information Resources

By: World Health Organization (WHO)

This mobile application on Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) provides access to information resources developed by the World Health Organization (WHO's) Infectious Hazard Management programme. These information resources will provide health workers and other frontline workers with essential information and guidance for the prevention and control of MERS.

The official World Health Organization (WHO) Zika App. Get the latest information from WHO on the Zika virus disease by downloading this app. WHO and UniversalDoctor are working together in partnership to develop and maintain the WHO Zika App.

MATx

MATx Mobile App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

By: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

MATx empowers health care practitioners to provide effective, evidence-based care for opioid use disorders. This free app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future.

MSF Medical Guidelines

MSF Medical Guidelines

By: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

The MSF Medical Guidelines app has been developed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to improve access to medical guidelines for field workers.

Deployed Medicine

Deployed Medicine

By: Defense Health Agency

Deployed Medicine is an innovative learning service developed to supplement the medical education and training of U.S. military personnel, although some of the medical content could be broadly applied for use by civilian medical providers. The information contained in this app is designed to serve as a supplementary resource to reinforce prior training, and to help you deliver high quality trauma care in deployed settings.

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

By: Uniformed Services University

Life-threatening bleeding can be fatal in minutes. Use this app to learn techniques recommended by the Stop the Bleed campaign to apply pressure and possibly save lives in an emergency.

Responder Support and Safety

Mobile Medical Unit Field Operations Guide was developed for the Northern New EnglandMetropolitan 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.

OSHA-NIOSH

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.

This app, designed for international travel, provides destination-specific vaccine recommendations, a travel checklist and a healthy travel packing list. You can also use this app to store travel documents and records of immunizations and to set reminders for getting vaccine boosters or taking medicine.

This app is intended to support first responders and others who are assisting individuals with access and functional needs in times of crisis.

Show Me for Emergencies

Show Me for Emergencies

By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

This app is for emergency workers and people with communication needs such as difficulty understanding English, hearing impairments, and cognitive disabilities. It uses easy-to-understand icons for two-way communication during an emergency.

Show Me for Emergencies FAC

Show Me for Emergencies FAC

By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Show Me for Emergencies FAC is a communication tool designed for workers in a family assistance center (FAC) after a mass casualty or mass fatality incident. Use it to connect with people who may have trouble expressing their needs — like non-English speakers, people with hearing impairments or cognitive disabilities, and family members coping with intense stress.

HSPapp

Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp)

By: Humanitarian Standards Partnership

The Humanitarian Standards Partnership app (HSPapp) provides user-friendly access to global humanitarian standards on mobile devices.

CBM Humanitarian Hands-On Tool

CBM Humanitarian Hands-On Tool

By: CBM International

A learning and reference tool for humanitarian aid workers and those who wish to learn more about inclusive aid, provided by CBM. CBM is an international Christian disability and development organisation, transforming the lives of disabled people in the world's poorest communities.

Response and Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington) is designed to help first responders in the State of Washington access disaster information resources on a mobile device.

CPWR -The Center for Construction Research and Training, in cooperation with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), produced a series of training materials for workers exposed to hazards on disaster sites.

Psychological Health Tools

Disaster Preparedness

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response

By: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

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 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 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 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.

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

This app helps parents, caregivers, teachers, and emergency preparedness professionals talk with children about the disasters they may face and how to best support them before, during and after an event.

mhGAP-IG 2.0 App (e-mhGAP) is the official e-version of the World Health Organization’s mhGAP-Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings Version 2.0. The mhGAP-IG 2.0 App is a valuable tool to scale up services for people with MNS conditions and their families.

U.S. Federal Organizations

The CDC mobile app provides health and safety information related to emergencies and disasters.

FEMA app and mobile enhanced web page provide government disaster response information. Users can also upload and share disaster photos to help emergency managers.

American Red Cross Suite of Apps

First Aid by American Red Cross

First Aid by American Red Cross

By: American Red Cross

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.

Red Cross Emergency

Red Cross Emergency

By: American Red Cross

Red Cross Emergency is an “all-inclusive” app that combines more than 35 different severe weather and emergency alerts from natural to man-made, giving users real-time information about incidents that are about to occur in their location.

Earthquake - American Red Cross

Earthquake - American Red Cross

By: American Red Cross

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.

Tornado - American Red Cross

Tornado - American Red Cross

By: American Red Cross

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.

Hurricane - American Red Cross

Hurricane - American Red Cross

By: American Red Cross

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.

Flood - American Red Cross

Flood - American Red Cross

By: American Red Cross

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.

Surveillance and Alerts

National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center

By: National Hurricane Center

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

National Weather Service

National Hurricane Center

By: National Weather Service

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

Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert

By: Pacific Disaster Center

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

Outbreaks Near Me

By: HealthMap

Outbreaks Near Me provides real-time, searchable disease outbreak information for your neighborhood on interactive maps.

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

The ECDC Threat Reports app gives you direct access to key updates and reports on communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union.

Epi Info™ mobile apps bring many of the features of Epi Info™ for Windows onto Android and iOS mobile platforms. Epidemiologists can calculate sample sizes, collect data, and perform analysis using their smartphones or tablets to investigate outbreaks, respond to emergencies, or conduct public health research in locations lacking IT infrastructure.

Epi Info Vector Surveillance Application

Epi Info Vector Surveillance Application

By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Epi InfoTM Vector Surveillance application (app) is a free, mobile app for vector surveillance and data analysis powered by the Epi Info™ suite software. It is available for Android devices in English, Spanish, and French from the Google Play store.

 

GLOBE Observer

GLOBE Observer

By: The GLOBE Program

GLOBE Observer invites you to make observations about the Earth around you. Observations you collect and submit with this app are used by scientists to validate, interpret, and understand satellite data collected by NASA from space.

The Smoke Sense mobile app is designed to pilot a citizen science study about the impacts of wildfire smoke exposure on health. Citizen scientists can use the app to learn about wildland fires and smoke health risks in their area. They can report their health symptoms, and the range of actions they are able or willing to take to improve their health condition or lower their exposure. Users will earn badges each week they participate.

ReliefWeb Crises

ReliefWeb Crises

By: ReliefWeb

RW Crises provides comprehensive coverage of over 20 crisis-affected countries. Get the latest humanitarian updates, disaster trends and country overviews as well as links to in-country contacts, datasets, and jobs and training opportunities. Follow updates in real time and save content for offline use.

Humanitarian Kiosk

Humanitarian Kiosk

By: OCHA, United Nations

This app provides a range of up-to-the-minute humanitarian related information from emergencies around the world.

ODMAP provides real-time overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to an overdose spike. It links first responders on scene to a mapping tool to track overdoses to stimulate real-time response and strategic analysis across jurisdictions.

Apps for Disasters in Libraries

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

ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage

ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage

By: National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

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.

Notes:

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.

A two-page promotional flyer (PDF, 308 KB) highlighting these apps and mobile sites is available to download and print.