Emergency Medicine: Human Bites
The purpose of this course is to explain the types of injuries that occur with human bites, including medical and surgical treatment, preventive treatments, sexual and child abuse, and forensics.

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:EMHB061121
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
  • Explain the difference between occlusive bites and fight-bite injuries.

  • List at least 6 complications that can result from human bites.

  • List the 3 most common “fight-bite” injuries in humans.

  • Discuss medical treatment of human bite injuries, including wound-cleansing techniques.

  • Discuss surgical treatments for human bite injuries.

  • List at least 3 diseases that can be transmitted through human bites.

  • Discuss how human biting injuries relate to child abuse and sexual abuse.

  • Explain the difference between primary closure and delayed closure.

  • Discuss forensic guidelines.


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