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Explosion and Blast Injuries

Upcoming Classes:

Currently we do not have any classes scheduled.
Please contact comments@georgiapoisoncenter.org or
404-616-9235 if you are interested in scheduling a class in your area.


Program Description: Explosions can produce unique patterns of injury seldom seen outside combat. When they do occur, they have the potential to inflict multi-system life-threatening injuries on many persons simultaneously. Because explosions are relatively infrequent, blast-related injuries can present unique triage, diagnostic and management challenges to providers of emergency care. Few U.S. health professionals have experience with explosive-related injuries. Explosion incidents in West Texas and Boston have emphasized the need for disaster response personnel to understand the unique pathophysiology of injuries associated with explosions and to be prepared to asses and treat the victims. This one-day course, adapted from materials on the CDC’s website, introduces information relevant to the initial assessment and care of casualties from explosives and blast injuries.

Target Audience: The Explosion and Blast Injuries training is intended for pre-hospital care providers and first responders and first receivers as well as public health responders who may be called on to respond to a mass casualty incident and/or treat victims of an explosion.

Prerequisites: Basic First Aid

Format: Live

Upon completion of the Explosion & Blast Injuries course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of bombings using current data and historical examples.
  2. Identify the unique patterns of injury bombs and explosions can cause.
  3. Recognize the treatment method for most common post explosion injuries.
  4. Describe injuries that may be sustained from a Radiological Dispersal Device or Dirty Bomb.
  5. Describe the management of thermal burn injuries.
  6. Predict demand for care and resource needs after a bomb or explosion.
  7. Identify the roles pharmacists play in emergency preparedness (e.g. bioterrorism and chemical terrorism, natural disasters) and response (e.g. medication dispensing, information provision, vaccination response teams, and medical reserve corps) on the local community and national levels.


  1. Ziad Kazzi, MD


For more information please email comments@georgiapoisoncenter.org