US Department of Defense
BLAST INJURY RESEARCH PROGRAM
COORDINATING OFFICE
Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What type of injuries result from blast exposure?

A: Blast injuries range from internal organ injuries, including lung and traumatic brain injury (TBI), extremity injuries, burns, hearing and balance injuries, ocular and vision injuries, and hemorrhage (internal or external bleeding). Multiple types of injuries often result from a single blast exposure, making blast injuries complex.

Learn more about specific blast-related injuries.

Q: Do blasts cause concussions or mild traumatic brain (TBI) injuries?

Q: Does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (POC) provide research funding?

Q: What is the definition of blast injury?

Q: What is the role of the Department of Defense (DoD) Brain Health Research Program Coordinator?

Q: How does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) define Brain Health?

Q: Where is the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) located?

Q: Why was the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) created?

Q: Who does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) work with?

Q: What is an Executive Agent?

Q: What types of events does the Department of Defense (DoD) Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office (PCO) typically host or participate in?

Q: What is meant by Injury Prevention, Acute Treatment and Reset?

Q: What is the purpose of the International State-of-the-Science (SoS) Meeting Series?

Q: What is the Military Health System (MHS) Blast Injury Prevention Standards Recommendation (BIPSR) Process?

Last modified: 11-Oct-2017