Traumatic Injuries: Dog Bites
The purpose of this course is to outline the trauma, emergency care, treatment, and preventive methods involved in bite injuries related to dogs.

Course Publication Date: March 06, 2019

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:DB022019
Contact Hours:1.00
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 incidence of dog bites and breeds associated with attacks on humans.
  • Discuss clinical manifestations of dog bites.
  • Explain how to cleanse the wound area, including psi and irrigant.
  • Discuss measures to measure and classify wounds.
  • Describe 4 types of wounds.
  • Explain the difference between primary and delayed or secondary closure.
  • List and describe 3 drug treatments commonly indicated for dog bites.
  • Explain the CDC guidelines for preventing dog bites.


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