Emergency Preparedness: Explosive Incidents


Explosive incidents may result from a variety of situations, including:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Accidents involving vehicles transporting incendiary or other hazardous materials
  • Terrorist events, including bombings

Given the growing threat of terrorism and the fact that the vast majority of terrorist acts in the United States and abroad involve the use of explosive devices, hospital clinicians must be familiar with the injury patterns, treatment issues, and terminology surrounding explosive incidents. This module focuses on these and other preparedness issues of importance to medical practitioners

Name: Michael McCollum
Phone: 212-342-4171

Columbia University School of Nursing

Center for Health Policy

630 West 168th Street, Mailcode 6

New York, NY 10032


Meta Information
Type of Product: Presentation or Lecture
Languages: English
Keywords: explosive agents, Hospitals, hospital incident command, hospital incident command system
Target Capabiltities: Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Common: Planning, Respond: Triage and Pre-hospital Treatment, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Public Domain
Is Product...: Accessible
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Mon Aug 14 15:29:30 -0400 2006
Last Updated: Tue Mar 11 17:52:53 -0400 2008