Emergency and Trauma Medicine: Stings (Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, and Fire Ants)
The purpose of this course is to outline the symptoms, treatment, and preventive methods related to stings of bees and fire ants.

Course Publication Date: July 14, 2014

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:ETMS062414
Contact Hours:3.00
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
  • Explain the difference between the sting of the honeybee and that of the wasp.
  • List at least 4 symptoms related to local reactions to bee sting.
  • Describe the treatment options for local reactions to bee sting.
  • Describe the composition of bee venom.
  • List at least 5 symptoms related to allergic/anaphylactic symptoms of bee sting.
  • Describe the treatment options for allergic, anaphylactic symptoms of bee sting.
  • Explain complications of massive envenomation and ocular envenomation.
  • Explain how bee venom therapy is used for MS.
  • Describe the local reaction to a fire ant sting.
  • List symptoms of severe cases of fire ant stings.
  • Discuss treatment options for fire ant stings.
  • Explain concerns about the Asian needle ant.


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