The Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project
The Terrorism Injuries Information, Dissemination and Exchange (TIIDE) Project was established through a cooperative agreement in response to the urgent, ongoing need to develop, disseminate and exchange information about injuries from terrorism. Explosives are the weapon of choice for most terrorists... Learn more >>
TIIDE-funded partners participate in many CDC activities that address acute care and the health consequences of terrorism-related events. Two of them are featured below. Other activities include developing:
- Field triage protocol for mass casualty events
- Clinical Primer
- Bombings: Injury Patterns and Care (Training)
- Blast Injury Fact Sheets , and
- Translating injury care from the military to the civilian sector.
Blast Injury Information Dissemination – CDC has developed fact sheets on blast injury diagnoses and management, see Blast Injury Fact Sheets .
To continue and expand the dissemination of information, TIIDE has been working with experts to develop fact sheets on other types of blast injuries, such as abdominal injury, tympanic membrane rupture and crush syndrome. These fact sheets are being developed for health care audiences such as EMS providers and a variety of pre-hospital care professionals, in-hospital clinicians and state and local trauma system coordinators. Several new fact sheets will be released in April of 2008.
The Model Communities Initiative – The goal of the TIIDE partnership is to create a model nation, comprised of model communities. In 2006, seven communities from across the nation were selected as best practice models for emergency EMS and public health interoperation. Each TIIDE partner sponsored travel expenses for a Model Community representative to attend a conference in Atlanta so that they could share their experiences. In 2007, five new communities were selected for the Model Communities Initiative. Learn more about these communities and the EMS-public health relationship.
TIIDE Partners & Meeting
Partners are national, nonprofit or for profit professional organizations with at least 25 members, that address acute care, trauma, or EMS. The partnership establishes a foundation for effective collaboration and for the exchange of information with the larger community of stakeholders.
Current TIIDE Partners
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American Trauma Society (ATS)
National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)
National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians (NAEMSP)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
The partners and CDC will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 in San Francisco at the International Coalition of Emergency Medicine (ICEM) conference. For more information, see: