Take a quick look at what's included in this release:
- Added the Fourth Generation Agents substance record and reference material.
- Added the ASPIRE (Algorithm Suggesting Proportionate Incident Response Engagement) prototype decision aiding tool and PRISM (Primary Response Incident Scene Management) guidelines.
- Updated the use and display of data bibliographies.
- Implemented Android and iOS operating system compatibility updates.
- Added many smaller updates and bug fixes.
Fourth generation agents, also known as Novichoks or A-series nerve agents, belong to a category of chemical warfare agents that are unique organophosphorus compounds. They are more persistent than other nerve agents and are at least as toxic as VX. WISER data for fourth generation agents now includes a full substance record as well as reference material, included as part of the CHEMM (Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management) suite of medical guidance.
ASPIRE (Algorithm Suggesting Proportionate Incident Response Engagement) is a prototype decision aiding tool developed by experts in medicine and emergency response to help identify the need for patients exposed to chemical agents to undertake wet decontamination.
The PRISM (Primary Response Incident Scene Management) guidelines were written to provide authoritative, evidence-based guidance on mass casualty disrobe and decontamination during a chemical incident.