Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care
Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care curriculum was developed through the Linkages of Acute Care and EMS to State and Local Injury Prevention Programs project that was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) served as the lead grantee for this project.
The curriculum was developed with the assistance of a task force that included representative experts from emergency medicine including physicians, surgeons, nursing, and EMS. Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care curriculum is designed to be the minimum content that should be included in any all-hazards disaster response training program. This content is designed to update the student with the latest clinical information regarding blast related injuries from terrorism.
CDC Releases Blast Injury Mobile Application
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the release of a new Blast Injury mobile application to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events. The application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events.
Download the mobile application for free for your smart phone by searching for ‘CDC Blast Injury.’
Medical Record Abstraction Form for Domestic Bombing Events
Data capture regarding the diagnosis and treatment of injuries is important to quantify the true impact of a disaster. This one-page form allows public health personnel, at the city, county, state, or federal level, to quickly extract basic medical information from hospital and emergency medical services’ records in order to advise officials as to the immediate impact of the event and the potential need for special resources (e.g., blood products, types of medical personnel, etc.).
Download this form at http://emergency.cdc.gov/masscasualties/bombingform.asp.
Blast Injuries: Fact Sheets for Professionals - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
These fact sheets address background, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, management and disposition of blast injury topics. The fact sheets may be viewed and downloaded for use in the treatment of blast injury patients, in the training of clinical staff or to disseminate to others. Topics include: Blast Injuries: Essential Facts; Injury Care: Prehospital; Lung Injury: Prehospital Care; Lung Injury; Radiological Diagnosis; Crush Injury and Crush Syndrome; Post Exposure Prophylaxis for Bloodborne Pathogens; Abdominal Injuries; Extremity Injuries; Ear Injuries; Eye Injuries; Thermal Injuries; Pediatrics; Older Adults; and Bombings and Mental Health.
Abdominal Blast Injuries
Crush Injury and Crush Syndrome
Ear Blast Injuries
Blast Extremity Injuries
Eye Blast Injuries
Blast Lung Injury
Blast Lung Injury: An Overview for Prehospital Care Providers
Bombings and Mental Health
Treatment of Older Adults
Post Exposure Prophylaxis for Bloodborne Pathogens
Radiological Dispersal Devices and Radiation Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Field Triage Decision Scheme (PDF)
Blast Injuries Audio Podcast Now Available on the CDC’s Website
Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care Class Material
Download the one-hour interactive course - The full Flash course (Flash player required) can be downloaded and run of your computer.
Instructions: Download compressed file to your computer. Extract the files to a folder on your computer. Then open the folder and click the file named Start to begin the application.
Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care Pocket Guide - free pocket guide available for download. This guide can be printed on 8 1/2" x 14" paper.
This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U38/CCU624161-01-3107 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).