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New Blast Injury App for Medical Workers

Jul 10, 2014

The CDC released a new mobile application (app) targeted toward those working in public health, pre-hospital, or hospital healthcare. The CDC Blast Injury App helps medical workers prepare for blast events, treat injuries, and save lives.

The CDC developed the app to make critical response information available in the quickest and most mobile way possible. Responders can view the quick reference guide on the way to an event or at the scene. The app provides:
• Personal safety information; • Critical information about understanding explosions and blasts; • Medical surge capacity guidance; • Blast injury patterns and their treatment considerations.

More CDC resources on blast injuries are available on their website, including blast injury fact sheets, mass casualty information for EMS, and coping skills. The app also provides quick links back to the CDC’s Blast and Bombing Injuries website. App updates will automatically load, providing users the most current information.