Save the Children, have published a used full guide on management on blast injuries in children. Taking you through pre-hospital, ED and inpatient care.
Although blast injury is rare in the UK it’s worth a read as an adjunct to APLS/ATLS training.
- Recognising “Blast Lung” – which may be subtle initially and develop over hours (p51)
- Prophylactic antibiotics
- Compartment syndrome and fasciotomy (p105)
- Burns Fluids and escharotomies (p112)