Traumatic Injuries: Sharks, Stingrays, Lionfish, and Jellyfish.
The purpose of this course is to outline the trauma, treatment, and preventive methods involved in bite and sting injuries caused by sharks, stingrays, lionfish, and jellyfish.

Course Publication Date: January 17, 2019

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:TIS010919
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
  

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Learning Objectives
  • List 3 main types of unprovoked attacks by sharks.
  • Explain the types of wounds and infections caused by shark bites.
  • List at least 6 elements of treatment for shark bites.
  • List at least 6 ways to prevent shark attacks and bites.
  • List and explain the 2 basic types of stingrays that injure people.
  • Explain how stingrays inject venom into a victim.
  • List 3 types of symptoms related to stingray envenomation.
  • List at least 3 methods for relieving the pain caused by stingray venom.
  • List both localized symptoms and systemic reactions caused by lionfish stings.
  • Discuss treatment for lionfish envenomation.
  • Discuss the 3 main classes of jellyfish.
  • Explain the mechanism by which jellyfish sting.
  • List at least 4 symptoms of jellyfish envenomation.
  • List at least 6 elements of treatment for jellyfish stings, including the method of neutralizing the nematocysts


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