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.

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 the Medical Record Abstraction Form.

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 
 Prehospital Care 
 Crush Injury and Crush Syndrome 
 Ear Blast Injuries 
 Essential Facts 
 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 
 Radiological Diagnosis 
 Thermal Injuries 
 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 on 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).

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