Alligator and Lizard Attacks and Injuries
The purpose of this course is to describe the trauma, symptoms, emergency care, treatment, and preventive methods for attacks and injuries by alligators, iguanas, and Gila monsters.

Course Publication Date: June 14, 2017

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:ALA060717
Contact Hours:2.00
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 the range and number of American alligators.
  • List at least 6 activities that increase risk of alligator attacks.
  • Describe the most common injuries from alligator attacks.
  • Explain first-aid treatment for alligator bites.
  • Discuss treatment for alligator bites.
  • Discuss guidelines for preventing alligator attacks.
  • Discuss behaviors common to iguanas.
  • Describe characteristics of iguana-associated injuries.
  • Discuss treatment for iguana bites.
  • Describe at least 4 methods of disengaging the mouth of a biting iguana.
  • Discuss CDC guidelines for preventing Salmonella infections.
  • Discuss the habits of Gila monsters.
  • Describe typical injuries related to bites by Gila monsters.
  • Discuss treatment of Gila monster-associated injuries.


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