Bites, Stings, and Exotic Animals- Robert Lowe, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

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* 1. After the initial stabilization of the ABC's, what should be considered next?

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* 2. Which of the following is considered a potential for high-risk infection?

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* 3. All animals bites should be sutured closed.

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* 4. 90% of rabies cases are due to wild animal bites.

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* 5. You should avoid giving narcotic analgesics and barbiturates for suspected scorpion bites due to increased toxin effects.

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* 6. 800,000 dog bites per year require medical care in the United States.

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* 7. Pit vipers are the most common venomous snakes in the United States and include rattlesnakes and water moccasins.

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* 8. What are the four basic concepts of snake bite management?

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* 9. Salmonella is carried by 90% of reptiles.

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* 10. Zoonotic diseases can be fatal and can include animals such as rodents, cats, dogs, wolves, bears, pigs, cattle, horses, kangaroos, camels and primates.

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