Emergency Medicine: Bat and Rat Bites and Scratches
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: September 10, 2021

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:BRB060421
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
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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