Blast Injuries Part 1: Overview and Treatment (NL0311A)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, RRP

Credit Hours: 10

Course Description

This course discusses blast injuries including the mechanisms of blast injuries, common blast injuries, emergency management tips, and the pathology of blast-related brain injury.

Course Format


Course Objectives

  1. Describe and discuss:
    1.) Classification of Explosives
    2.) Mechanisms of Blast Injuries
    3.) Common Blast Injuries
    4.) Emergency Management Tips
    5.) Pathology of blast-related brain injury

  2. Differentiate between the traditional symptom-focused treatment paradigm and the mechanism-of-injury based approach

  3. Explain the complexity of presenting complaints in OIF/OEF veterans and support the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to assessment and treatment

  4. Define the fole of psychopharmacology in post acute TBI treatment and explain the specific characteristics of subpopulations who might benefit

Course Overview


  • Article 1: Bomb and Blast Injuries
  • Article 2: Explosions and Blast Injuries – A Primer for Clinicians
  • Article 3: Pathology of blast-related brain injury
  • Article 4: Utility of mechanism-of-injury-based assessment and treatment: Blast Injury Program case illustration
  • Article 5: Prevalence of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and persistent post-concussive symptoms in OIF/OEF Veterans: Polytrauma clinical triad
  • Article 6: Team approach to diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury and its co-morbidities
  • Article 7: Central nervous system and musculoskeletal medication profile of a veteran cohort with blast-related injuries
  • Article 8: Pharmacological management of neuro-behavioral disorders following traumatic brain injury – A state-of-the-art review

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Customer Testimonial

Blast Injuries Part A & Part B were very relevant to our current crisis with post war veterans. The information was also applicable to other victims of TBI
Gail B.