Mammalian Bites, Rabies, and MRSA
1. Recognize and treat potential staphylococcal (MRSA) infections with antibiotics (oral, topical, intravenous) and incision and drainage as indicated.
2. Evaluate when a skin culture is required to positively identify the type and source of skin infection.
3. Discuss the clinical manifestations of infections from bite wounds.
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Donald Jeanmonod, MD, FACEP, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, St. Luke’s University Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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