Emergency and Trauma Medicine: Dog Bite Facts, Treatment, and Prevention
The purpose of this course is to outline the trauma, emergency care, treatment, and preventive methods involved in bite injuries related to dogs.

Course Publication Date: June 10, 2014

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:DBF060814
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss incidence of dog bites and breeds associated with attacks on humans.
  • Discuss clinical manifestations of dog bites.
  • Explain how to cleanse the wound area, including psi and irrigant.
  • Discuss measures to measure and classify wounds.
  • Describe 4 types of wounds.
  • Explain the difference between primary and delayed or secondary closure.
  • List and describe 3 drug treatments commonly indicated for dog bites.
  • Explain the CDC guidelines for preventing dog bites.


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