Emergency Medicine: Bear and Cougar (Mountain Lion) Attacks
The purpose of this course is to outline the trauma, treatment, and preventive methods involved in bite injuries related to bear and cougar attacks as well as to familiarize the healthcare provider with essential facts about these animals.

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:BCA061121
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Pediatric Medicine
Learning Objectives
  • Describe differences between the black bear and the brown bear.

  • Discuss trends in bear attacks.

  • Discuss the clinical presentation of bear attack injuries.

  • Describe the 4 different classifications of wounds.

  • Describe treatment options for bear-attack injuries.

  • Describe 3 drug treatments for animal bites.

  • Describe compartment syndrome and list the 5 Ps (symptoms).

  • Explain 5 elements of peripheral circulation evaluation.

  • List guidelines to prevent bear attacks/injuries.

  • Describe differences between cougars (mountain lions) and bobcats.

  • Discuss trends in cougar attacks.

  • Discuss injuries common to cougar attacks.

  • Describe treatment options for cougar-associated injuries.

  • List guidelines to prevent cougar attacks/injuries.


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