Insect Bites and Stings: Spiders and Scorpions
The purpose of this course is to outline the symptoms, treatment, and preventive methods related to spider bites and scorpion stings.

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:SSS060221
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the difference in envenomation between bites and stings.

  • List the two broad categories of spider bites.

  • List 4 spiders that pose a danger to humans.

  • Discuss the symptoms of black widow spider bites.

  • List at least 5 elements of treatment for black widow spider bites.

  • Explain necrotic arachnidism.

  • List typical symptoms of brown recluse spider bites.

  • Discuss treatment options for brown recluse spider bites.

  • Discuss the differences between symptoms related to brown recluse spider bites and yellow sac spider bites.

  • List typical symptoms of hobo spider bites.

  • Explain the categorization of scorpion sting symptoms.

  • List at least 5 systems (and associated symptoms) affected by scorpion envenomation.


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