Presentation on theme: "First Aid Chapter 14 Bites and Stings. Animal Bites 1 In every 2 Americans will be bitten at some point buy an animal. Dogs are responsible for about."— Presentation transcript:
Rabies: Indications Attacks unprovoked Acts strangely (was friendly, now aggressive, was wild, now acts docile) High risk species
Wisconsin Jeanna Giese: medical marvel. She survived rabies without a vaccination. She has recovered "remarkably well" and should continue to improve. The other five people known after symptoms appeared were vaccinated in advance or received vaccine soon afterward. All but one ended up with permanent movement difficulties. Giese was not hospitalized until a month after she was bitten by a bat she picked up in church.
Doctors intentionally put her in a coma and gave her antiviral drugs to prevent nerve cells death. She spent two months in ICU. PT helped her with speech problems, weakness in her hand and foot, and abnormal movements in her arms and hands. She can drive a car, scored above-average on a national college entrance exams. She still has slight difficulty enunciating words, awkwardness using her left hand and trouble lifting her left foot so that she looks a bit uncoordinated when she runs.
Animal Bites: What to Do Report animal bites to police or animal control officer Family pet: observe for 10 days
Animal Bites: What to Do Family pet: confine and observe for 10 days Stray dog or cat: will be killed and head submitted for testing Dead animal: entire body sent for testing
Animal Bites: What to Do High risk species bite: Start treatment for rabies immediately
Animal Bites: What to Do Clean wound with soap and water Rinse with water under pressure Control bleeding SMA
Human Bites Lots of bacteria in human mouth Chance of infection is great
Human Bites: What to Do Clean wound with soap & water Rinse with water under pressure for 5 – 10 minutes Control bleeding Cover with dressing SMA
Snake Bites 4 snakes in US are venomous: Rattlesnake (65%) Copperhead Water Moccasin Coral Snake
Brown Recluse Local reaction w/in 2-8 hours: Severe pain, redness, swelling, itching at bite site.
Brown Recluse Blister w/in 48-72 hours. Blister bursts, scab forms and falls off, leaving a small red crater. Repeats over and over.
Brown Recluse Fever, weakness, joint pain and rash, stomach cramps, N/V may occur
Tarantula Bites only if provoked. Can be mild to severe pain. Will also flick hair into victims skin causing itching and hives.
Tarantula Treat with cortisone cream and antihistamines
Spider Bites: What to Do If possible confirm identity of spider Clean bite with soap and water Ice pack Monitor ABCs SMA immediately Black Widow: Anti-venom (used only for under 6 over 60) Brown Recluse: No anti-venom
Scorpion Stings:What to Look For Local, immediate pain and burning around sting site. Numbness or tingling develop
Scorpion Stings: What to Do Monitor ABCs Gently clean site with soap & water Ice pack SMA immediately Anti-venom available in Arizona
Mosquito Bites Carry many diseases: Malaria Yellow fever Encephalitis
Mosquito Bites: What to Do Clean site with soap & water Ice pack Use Calamine lotion Antihistamine prn
Ticks Remove as soon as possible Use tweezers if possible, grasp as close to skin as you can Wash with soap & water Disinfect withrubbing alcohol
Ticks Ice pack Calamine lotion Watch bite site for one month. If rash appears: SMA
Ticks: DO NOT Use weird methods to remove (hot match, gasoline) Grasp tick at rear of body.
Learning Activities 14 1. Report animal bites to police or Animal Control Office. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 2. Apply cold or ice to snake bite. No Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 3. Use “ cut and suck ” for snake bite. No Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 4. If remote area, suction snake venom with an Extractor. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 5. Cold or ice pack for insect sting or spider bite. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 6. Baking soda paste for insect sting. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 7. Epinephrine prn for life threatening allergic reaction. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 8. Anti venom for Black widow. Not all victims need it. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 9. Antihistamine or Cortisone for mosquito bites. Yes Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 10. Hot match head or heated needle to remove tick. NO! Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 11. Heavy oil or grease to remove tick. NO! Bites and Stings
Learning Activities 14 Scenerio: attacked by large dog.several bite marks on arms and legs. What to do? Confine animal Clean wound with soap and water Rinse with water under pressure Control bleeding SMA
Learning Activities 14 Get away from snake! Keep victim quiet Avoid walking, moving if possible Gently wash with soap and water SMA immediately Scenario: Snake bite. 2 puncture wounds on leg. What to do?
Learning Activities 14 Remove by scraping with hard object such as credit card. Administer epinephrine Wash with soap water, Ice Pack SMA Scenario: Face swelling, tightness across chest. SOB. Bee\sting. Medical alert tag for insect allergy. Has meds. Ice machine nearby. What to do?
Learning Activities 14 Clean bite with soap & water Ice pack Monitor ABCs SMA immediately Scenario: Outside. Sharp pin prick on arm. 15 minutes later, dull, numbing pain in back. 2 tiny red spots on arm. 1 hour later abd cramps that are getting worse. What to do?
Learning Activities 14 Remove with tweezers grasping as close to skin as you can Wash with soap & water Disinfect with rubbing alcohol Ice pack Watch bite site for one month. If rash appears: SMA Scenario: Co-worker returns from camping. Asks you to look at back of head. Tick embedded in scalp. What to do?
First Aid Kit ItemQuantity Soap1 bar Hard object 1 such as credit card Pencil1