Bites and Scratches: Bats and Rats
The purpose of this course is to outline the incidence, indications, treatment, and preventive methods related to bat and rat bites and scratches, including rat-bite fever.

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:BR022019
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss bat habitats and habits.
  • Discuss bat bites and rabies precautions.
  • Explain treatment for bat bites.
  • Describe guidelines to prevent bat bites.
  • Discuss 2 species of commensal rats.
  • Discuss rat bites.
  • Discuss 2 types of rat-bite fever.
  • Describe symptoms and treatment of rat-bite fever.
  • Describe guidelines to prevent rat bites/rat-bite fever.


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