Accession Number : ADA506959
Title : Efforts and Programs of the Department of Defense Relating to the Prevention, Mitigation, and Treatment of Blast Injuries
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Jan 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 55
Abstract : Section 256 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, Public Law 109-163, provides that the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report on the efforts and programs of the Department of Defense (DoD) relating to the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries. The report is to include the following elements of information: 1. A description of the activities undertaken under this section during the 2 years preceding the report to improve the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries. 2. A consolidated budget presentation for DoD biomedical research efforts and studies related to blast injury for the 2 fiscal years following the year of the report. 3. A description of any gaps in the capabilities of the Department and any plans to address such gaps within biomedical research related to blast injury, blast injury diagnostic and treatment programs, and blast injury tracking and monitoring activities. 4. A description of collaboration, if any, with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government, and with other countries, during the 2 years preceding the report in efforts for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries. 5. A description of any efforts during the 2 years preceding the report to disseminate findings on the diagnosis and treatment of blast injuries through civilian and military research and medical communities. 6. A description of the status of efforts during the 2 years preceding the report to incorporate blast injury effects data into appropriate programs of the DoD and into the development of comprehensive force protection systems that are effective in confronting blast, ballistic, and fire threats.
Descriptors : *WOUNDS AND INJURIES , *BLAST WAVES , *BLAST , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , THREATS , MILITARY RESEARCH , DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL) , FIRES , MEDICAL SERVICES , MILITARY BUDGETS , NATIONAL DEFENSE , MONITORING , COMMUNITIES , BIOMEDICINE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE