Blast Preparedness and Response Training and Continuing Education
This course focuses on the effects of explosive events and provides the latest clinical information regarding blast-related injuries from terrorism. It was developed to compliment all hazards disaster response training programs and also serve as an independent training source for emergency responders and hospital staff.
The interactive scenario-based training includes:
Sixty minutes of instruction
- Practice scenarios and assessment situations with feedback used to provide context and realism
- Visuals of several types including photos of actual blast events with patients, photos taken specifically for the training, charts, and diagrams
- Final exam
The interactive scenario-based training, as well as curriculum guides and PowerPoint presentations for one and three hour courses (CE and CECBEMS accredited), and the quick reference pocket guide are available free of charge.
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- Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care (Web-based)
- Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care (CD-Rom)
- Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care (Training)
- Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care (PowerPoint)
This course is designed to assist system administrators including public safety, healthcare, public health, emergency management) and leadership in their preparation and response to terrorist bombings. The principles outlined in this course, while focused on bombings, can be translated to any crisis or disaster. Specifically, this course we will:
- Discuss challenges to effective preparedness
- Propose solutions to systems preparedness
- Review current resources available for preparedness and response
After completing this course and reviewing current resources available, participants should strengthen their core competencies in effective leadership and crisis management, challenge recognition, systems approach to preparedness, and best practices for saving lives in the event of terrorist bombings. This course was developed under the Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) partnership agreement in with American Trauma Society.
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- Page last reviewed: February 1, 2013
- Page last updated: May 15, 2012
- Content source:
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health