Beware the Bite and Sting: Bees, Wasps, 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: March 06, 2019

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:BBS022019
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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