Bombs and explosions can cause unique patterns of injury seldom seen outside combat.
Predominant injuries involve multiple penetrating injuries and blunt trauma.
If there is a condition of lung injury, signs usually present at time of initial evaluation, but may be delayed up to 48 hrs
Primary blast injuries in survivors are predominantly seen in confined space explosions.
Consider possibility of exposure to inhaled toxins (CO, CN, MetHgb) in both industrial and terrorist explosions.
This guide details likely primary blast injuries and its effects on a person, along with the information on taking care of a person after an explosion.
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Topics covered include:
- Key Concepts
- Blast Injuries
- Primary Blast Injury
- Lung Injury
- Abdominal Injury
- Ear Injury
- Other Injury