Animal Bites

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (130 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

9

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Sep 2023

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Animal bites account for approximately one percent of all emergency visits in the U.S. yearly and can range from superficial injuries to disfiguring and even fatal wounds. Even relatively minor wounds have the capacity to become infected. Therefore, all bites should be evaluated carefully and thoroughly with an awareness of potential complications. Dog and cat bites are the most prevalent animal bites in the United States and account for over 95 percent of all bite wounds seen in the emergency department. This activity highlights the role of the interprofessional team in caring for patients with this condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of animal bites.
  • Review the evaluation of a patient with an animal bite.
  • Outline the management options available for animal bites
  • Summarize interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and communication to advance the treatment of animal bites and improve outcomes.

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