Ch 4: Treating Bites & Stings

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can learn more about types of bites and stings and further develop your ability to apply treatment for dog bites, spider bites and hornet stings. Use these training resources for continuing education purposes or to develop your professional medical skills.

Treating Bites & Stings - Chapter Summary

Bites and stings can have varying reactions, infection signs and treatment options, depending on the source of the injury. The lessons in this chapter focus on symptoms and signs to watch for in those who have been bitten or stung by dogs, spiders or hornets, as well as how basic care should be administered.

Each lesson provides detailed examples presented by expert instructors so you can fully grasp the topic being discussed. The short lessons can be accessed at any all times, from any device, which allows you flexibility and convenience in setting your study schedule. Self-assessment quizzes help you determine if you have grasped all of the concepts discussed in each lesson before you move on.

How It Helps

Having a firm understanding of these basic first aid concepts regarding bites and stings can prove beneficial for those who work in healthcare. This chapter can help you in your current position or give you the tools you need to make a career change.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Administer care for dog bite wounds
  • Recognize signs of infection from a dog bite wound
  • Define and relate symptoms of loxoscelism
  • Identify signs of hornet stings
  • Apply effective treatment for hornet stings

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Treating Bites & Stings
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Dog Bite Puncture Wounds: Care & Signs of Infection

1. Dog Bite Puncture Wounds: Care & Signs of Infection

Dog bites can cause puncture wounds and should be treated promptly to cleanse and close the wound and to provide infection prevention. In this lesson, we will review the care of a dog bite puncture wound and the signs of infection that may indicate that further medical care is necessary.

Loxoscelism: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

2. Loxoscelism: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment

Brown recluse spiders get a pretty bad rap. But do they deserve it? That depends on your encounter with one. If you have a severe case of loxoscelism you'll think they deserve their reputation. Find out what this is and how it's treated.

Hornet Stings: Symptoms & Treatment

3. Hornet Stings: Symptoms & Treatment

Hornets, like many other flying insects, use their sting as a warning or for protection. Read this lesson to learn the common symptoms of hornet stings and typical remedies used to treat them.

Fruit Fly Allergy: Symptoms & Treatment

4. Fruit Fly Allergy: Symptoms & Treatment

Everyone knows the annoying tiny insects that fly around fruit and can cause small red spots on your skin. But do you know how these spots are actually occurring? You might be surprised. Find out in this lesson.

Diseases Caused by Houseflies

5. Diseases Caused by Houseflies

We all know houseflies and see them around everywhere. The housefly does not bite us, but it can carry some deadly infections. In this lesson we learn about diseases caused by houseflies.

Tick-Borne Diseases: Symptoms & Treatment

6. Tick-Borne Diseases: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson goes over some aspects of four different tick-borne diseases. You'll get to appreciate the similarities and differences in their signs, symptoms and treatments as a result.

Types of Tick-Borne Diseases

7. Types of Tick-Borne Diseases

This lesson goes over many of the different types of tick-borne disease. You'll learn what they're called, where they're found, what transmits them, and what causes them.

Scorpion Stings: Symptoms & Treatment

8. Scorpion Stings: Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the painful experience of scorpion stings. By the end of the lesson, you will be able to explain symptoms of different types of scorpion stings and various treatments.

Vinegaroon Bite: Symptoms & Treatment

9. Vinegaroon Bite: Symptoms & Treatment

Vinegaroon is a type of spider that releases an acidic spray when it bites. In this lesson, learn about the symptoms and treatments for someone who gets bit and sprayed by a vinegaroon.

Irukandji Syndrome: History, Symptoms & Treatment

10. Irukandji Syndrome: History, Symptoms & Treatment

Irukandji syndrome results from a sting from a jellyfish and includes very serious symptoms. In this lesson, learn about the history, symptoms, and treatment for Irukandji syndrome.

Chapter Practice Exam
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