Preparing for Explosion and Blast Injuries

Course Description:

This course was designed to assist you with core terminology pertaining to explosive incidents. You will learn the difference between high-order and low-order explosives and how to recognize major injury patterns resulting from explosive incidents.

The Mass Casualty Incident graph will assist your hospital in determining the number of patient you may receive in the event of an explosion disaster.

*Last updated 2012.


Additional Courses: (click links below)

JumpSTART Pediatric MCI Triage Tool

AHRQ - Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

AAP - Children and Disasters

ATSDR - Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

CDC - Mass Casualties Predictor

OSHA - Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers

OSHA - Incident Command System eTool

Sign Language for Emergencies

CDC - Mass Casualty and Blast links

AHRQ - Pediatric Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness

Hospital Guidelines for Pediatric Preparedness