Resuscitation and Management of Bomb Blast Survivor – A Challenge in Real
Vol 9 | Issue 1 | January-April 2023 | Page: 09-12 | Suresh Jaganathan, Balaji Thirugnanam, Shanmugapriya Senthilkumar, Duraiyarassu Uthaman
Author: Suresh Jaganathan , Balaji Thirugnanam , Shanmugapriya Senthilkumar , Duraiyarassu Uthaman 
 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Preethi Hospitals, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Suresh Jaganathan,
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Preethi Hospitals, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Blast injuries are rare, but life-threatening medical emergencies. A blast injury is a complex type of physical trauma resulting from direct or indirect exposure to an explosion. Blast is a process where any substance or device, capable of creating a sudden gas expansion, releasing potential energy and thus creating a pressure wave damaging the surrounding objects. Blast injury is becoming more common in non-military population due to terrorist acts and unsafe use of explosive equipment and substances, but it is still rare to see such injuries and deaths. Accidental blasts normally occur at work place which results from the handling of potentially hazardous equipment by untrained, unlicensed individuals or by the use of faulty, under -maintained equipment. The interpretation of blast injuries carries great importance in understanding the mechanism of these injuries, to correlate the clinical findings with the circumstances of the case and also help in the management of blast victims. We hereby describe a case of country bomb blast injury in a stone quarry where explosive device will be used to break stones. The purpose of this reported case is to highlight the clinical presentation of blast injury and possible clinical outcomes.
Keywords: Blast injury, Poly trauma , Amputation, Embolism.
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|How to Cite this Article: Jaganathan S, Thirugnanam B, Senthilkumar S, Uthaman D | Resuscitation and Management of Bomb Blast Survivor- A Challenge in Real | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | January-April 2023; 9(1): 09-12 |
Tags: Amputation, Blast injury, embolism, Poly trauma