The management of animal and human bite wounds

Nurs Times. 2006 Jan 17-23;102(3):34-6.

Abstract

Every year, large numbers of people are bitten by animals, and a smaller number by humans. The consequences can be serious. However, better health education to help prevent bites and teaching a bite-avoidance strategy when someone is being treated for a bite may help to reduce the problem. This article discusses treatment options and the possible complications of bite wounds.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bites and Stings / complications
  • Bites and Stings / therapy*
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Emergency Treatment / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Patient Selection
  • Rabies / etiology
  • Rabies / prevention & control
  • Tetanus / etiology
  • Tetanus / prevention & control
  • Wound Infection* / etiology
  • Wound Infection* / prevention & control

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents