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Explosive Threats


Approximately 22 minutes

Course Description:

This course is designed to give a brief overview of explosive threats, types of explosive agents, the Bomb Threat Injury Model, and different types of blast injury. Explosive threats precautions and response indications are also discussed.

This course was created by Pacific EMPRINTS, at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Creation of the course was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Grant No. T01HP6427-0100.


This course fulfills, in part, the following Core Competencies for Teaching Emergency Preparedness to Health Professions Students and Clinical Personnel:
  1. Institute appropriate steps to limit spread, including infection control.
  2. Initiate patient care within your professional scope of practice.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to incorporate evidence-based diagnostic procedures and laboratory studies to confirm the diagnoses and/or causative agents.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. List the major classes of weapons and prevention strategies for each of them.
  2. Within the scope of one’s professional practice, initiate physiological and psychological interventions for treatment of mass trauma injuries.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to recognize the need for, and to collect and preserve, forensic evidence from patients who may be victims of a CBRNE event.

Target Audiences:

Public Health Personnel, Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Veterinarians, Epidemiologists

Certificate of Completion:

A Certificate of Completion is available to be printed for this course upon completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher.

Cost: FREE*

*subject to change without notice.