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As the use and capabilities of mobile devices expands, U-SEEE PERL is incorporating mobile technology into its preparedness training. Download our mobile apps and learn more about the potential of emerging technology in public health emergency response. Check back for updates!
Psychological First Aid (PFA) Tutorial App
PFA Tutorial provides a just-in-time review for those who have previously received training to provide PFA. The tutorial describes the four core actions of PFA providers, reviews ways to engage with disaster survivors, lists common reactions to traumatic events, and provides an opportunity to check understanding in practice scenarios. Available for iPhone, Android and as a mobile website.
Responder Self Care App
This mobile app will aid those deployed to emergency response events in maintaining their own physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. It provides checklists for before, during, and after deployment that help responders pack for deployment, take care of daily needs, maintain important relationships, reflect on experiences, and more. Customizable reminders ensure that critical tasks are not forgotten and tips explain why certain aspects of Self Care are vital.
A variety of responders will find this app useful to help manage their Self Care while working in demanding situations, when caring for oneself is essential in order to help and care for others.
Coming 2013 for Android and iPhone.
U-SEEE PERL conducted a survey to learn how Minnesota Medical Reserve Corp members use their cell phones in their everyday life and during emergency response.