Skyscape Updates Free Emergency Responder Resource for PDAs with New CDC Information to Aid in Hurricane Rita Recovery Efforts

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Skyscape Inc. has updated its free ".911" emergency responder resource for Palm OS and Pocket PC devices with new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) based on Hurricane Katrina experiences. Download free from: http://www.skyscape.com/hurricanes.

Skyscape Inc. has updated its free “.911” emergency responder resource for Palm OS and Pocket PC devices with new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) based on Hurricane Katrina experiences.

Designed as a concise and user-friendly resource for PDA and smartphone use by first responders, medical professionals, and the general public, “.911” is free and available for download from Skyscape at: http://www.skyscape.com/hurricanes.

The new CDC recommendations include both preparations to undertake when facing an approaching hurricane as well as recovery efforts and healthcare issues to address following a storm. Hurricane recovery topics include:

  •      Preventing illness
  •     Preventing injury
  •     Keeping food & water safe
  •     Clean up safety
  •     Animal and insect hazards
  •     Environmental concerns
  •     Disaster mental health
  •     CDC Katrina update

Diagnosis, treatment, and vaccine information for infectious diseases that might threaten communities following a hurricane strike, is also included.

In addition to the CDC, sources include The Medical Letter, and Outlines in Clinical Medicine/Medical Emergencies.

“.911” content is automatically updated via Skyscape's patented smARTlink™ technology. smARTlink also enables users to cross-index information with other Skyscape clinical and drug prescription solutions.

Skyscape® (http://www.skyscape.com) is the leading provider of interactive, intelligent mobile medical references that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care and help reduce medical errors. Skyscape has a registered user base of over 450,000 medical practitioners. Its more than 300 trusted references cover 35+ medical specialties. All are integrated via Skyscape's easy-to-use smARTlink™ technology and are available on Palm OS®, Windows® Mobile and Windows® powered desktop and Tablet PCs.

Skyscape and smARTlink are registered trademarks. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Note to editors: A high resolution photo image for publication is available for download from http://www.skyscape.com/hurricanes/graphic, or upon request.

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