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Blast and Bombing Injuries

train-blastIn 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.

Blast injuries coverCDC in collaboration with the TIIDE partners with leadership from America Trauma Society has developed seventeen topic-specific fact sheets on the treatment of blast injuries. Fact sheet topics range from blast lung and blast abdomen to the treatment of pediatric and older adult populations. The fact sheets have been disseminated both nationally and internationally as part of mass casualty response efforts.

Download Blast Injuries: Fact Sheets for Professionals booklet [PDF - 10 MB]

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