Animal Bites and Stings

Return to all Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Categorize treatment strategies for patients with mammalian bites including considerations for appropriate wound management, use of prophylactic antibiotics and post-exposure rabies prophylaxis.
2. Compare and contrast clinical manifestations and initial management of common venomous bites and stings including black widow and brown recluse spiders, scorpions, and common North American snake bites. 
3. Counsel patients and families on methods to protect from pet related hazards.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020

Jeff Roberts MD, Program Director, St. Francis Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program; St. Francis Family Medicine Center & Residency Program; Bon Secours Sports Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/22/2020
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