Visible Body® and the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group to offer Mobile Apps for First Responders and Health Care Providers.

Newton MA--August 2016--Visible Body is excited to announce a partnership with the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group to produce mobile versions of their bestselling line of Informed Pocket Guides. These acclaimed guides provide access to vital reference content for first responders and healthcare providers. Under the agreement, the companies will release iPhone/iPad versions of the Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide, EMS Field Guide (BLS Version), and EMS Field Guide (ALS Version).

The Visible Body team will leverage the content from the printed pocket guides into its Visible Learn platform. The iPhone/iPad apps will provide customers with:

  • Instant access to calculators
  • Common procedures
  • Medication reference content

Users can customize their app experience by:

  • Setting font sizes
  • Enlarging images
  • Optimizing the screen for indoor and outdoor reading

Users can also:

  • Annotate the content
  • Create a list of favorites
  • Re-order the chapter listing to show their most-used content first

"A driver of our success has been understanding how mobile platforms can enhance the way our customers interact with content, whether it be textually or visually," said Andrew Bowditch, the CEO at Visible Body. "Our customers include many healthcare professionals who know Jones & Bartlett Learning to be a brand that provides top quality content they can rely on. That's why this partnership is so exciting."

Visible Body has had great success creating anatomy and physiology reference and course content. This partnership extends the company's offering to include reference content for the over quarter of a million EMTs and First Responders in the United States. “It also provides an opportunity to innovate how traditional print content is offered on mobile devices,“ continued Bowditch. "An enhanced eBook is not our goal. We want customers to open these apps and know they are in a native mobile experience."

"Informed has been the leading provider of EMS field guides for more than two decades,” said Kimberly Brophy, General Manager at the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group. “Now, by leveraging the development expertise of Visual Body, we can deliver greater value to our customers by offering cutting-edge mobile tools that help them make decisions during an emergency."

The Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide app for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store. Additional apps will be released in the coming months.

About the Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group

The Public Safety Group, a division of Jones & Bartlett Learning, is the world’s most innovative and trusted source for educational materials for emergency medical services, fire, and rescue students, educators, and professionals. Our evidence-based solutions are proven to ensure high-level instructional quality, improve student engagement and comprehension, and provide relevant and targeted professional development. By leveraging the collective value of our people, products, and partners, we strive to be a lifelong learning solution—from initial training to continuing education and recertification—for public safety professionals across the globe. For more information visit: www.jblearning.com.

About Visible Body

Visible Body is a content and software development firm that produces award-winning interactive and visual content for students and professionals in healthcare fields. Their apps are distributed via the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, and as site licenses. Visible Body creates apps that advance the way students learn and healthcare professionals practice. The company produces custom content for many of the world's top pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and educational publishing companies. Founded in 1996, VisibleBody is based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information contact press@visiblebody.com.

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