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Blast injuries : fact sheets for professionals
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Blast injuries : fact sheets for professionals
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.). Division of Injury Response. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ;
  • Description:
    Blast injuries : essential facts -- 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 -- Pediatrics -- Post exposure prophylaxis for bloodborne pathogens -- Prehospital care -- Radiological dispersal devices and radiation injury -- Radiological diagnosis -- Thermal injuries

    In an instant, an explosion or blast can wreck havoc; producing numerous casualties with complex, technically challenging injuries not commonly seen after natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes. To address this issue, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with partners from the Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project, as well as other experts in the field, have developed fact sheets for health care providers that provide detailed information on the treatment of blast injuries.

    Compilation of 16 fact sheets, produced ca. 2006-2008, from the NCIPC Web page Blast injuries: fact sheets for professionals (http://www.bt.cdc.gov/masscasualties/blastinjuryfacts.asp) which "address background, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, management and disposition of blast injury topics."

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