Accession Number:

ADA061457

Title:

PEBL: A Code for Penetrating and Blunt Trauma, Based on the H-ICDA index

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jan-May 1977

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report describes that Penetrating and Blunt PEBL injury-coding system, jointly devised by the Biophysics Branch and the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medicine. The code is based on the H-ICDA system. Hospital adaptation of the International Classification of the World Health Organization. The PEBL code allows the inclusion of 1 precise location of an injury including distinguishing parts of an organ 2 dimensions of the injury 3 detailed bone injury 4 limited physiological responses and 5 a special category describing hemopneumothorax. Both penetrating and blunt injuries can be coded by this system. The code facilities estimations of mortalities and medical workloads.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE