In an instant, explosions such as bombings and blasts can cause chaos and produce many life-threatening injuries and fatalities. Prehospital and hospital healthcare providers play critical roles in assessing and treating injuries immediately after mass casualty explosive events. Public health professionals must expect challenges in caring for the surge of victims after a terrorist bombing. This application is designed to help healthcare providers and public health professionals treat injuries, prepare for blast events, and save lives.

Professionals can use this app to access critical guidance during an emergency, even if communication networks are down.

Content for prehospital and hospital healthcare providers:
oEssential information for understanding explosions
oInformation about the clinical management of blast injuries
oSpecial populations treatment considerations (e.g., women who are pregnant, children)
oEmergency management solutions
oPersonal safety information
oOn-the-scene emergency response guidance

Content for public health professionals:
oEssential information for understanding explosions
oEmergency management solutions
oMedical surge capacity guidance including information on facilitating health systems emergency communication

Download this application for easy access to CDC’s blast injury information.

What's New

Version 1.1

- iOS 9 Updates
- Changing push notification service

Ratings and Reviews

Material app, possible error?


I am a pre-hospital emergency responder and am excited about this app.
CDC - PLEASE NOTE a possible error: in the Considerations for Prehospital Healthcare Providers sections, Figure 1 (Model Uniform Core Criteria), it reads under Step 2 “Life Saving Interventions….Chest Compression.” Shouldn’t that read “Chest Decompression”??
Otherwise, overall the content is sound and consistent with other prehospital trauma care programs. I would respectfully suggest that the app is a little text heavy and it would be encouraging to see more visual references (figures, drawing, images, etc.) to support the notion that it serves as a quick reference.
Thank you CDC for continuing to embrace the use of apps to reach out to and prepare responders and the public!

Nice app


As a medical professional living in a major metropolitan area, the value of this app and the information it presents is readily apparent. Having been an iPhone user since 2007, I believe this is a very user friendly and well organized app.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
34.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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