The mother of a 2-year-old who has been bitten by the family dog asks the nurse what to do about the bite. What should the nurse tell the mother?
1. “You need to take the child to the local urgent-care center immediately.”
2. “Wash the bite area with lots of running water, and then check the injury.”
3. “Determine when the child’s latest tetanus vaccine was administered.”
4. “Make an appointment to see the child’s primary care provider now to start rabies shots.”
General wound care is appropriate initially. This includes washing the bite area with lots of water because infections occur frequently with animal bites, especially those on the arms or hands. Next, the mother should be advised to determine the extent of the injury and then to follow up with the child’s primary care provider if needed. A trip to the local care center would bewarranted if the bite injury was extensive or there was severe bleeding. Although knowledge of when the child last had a tetanus vaccination is important, the child’s wound takes priority. For rabies injections, there needs to be a history of rabies or unusual behavior in the pet.
CN: Physiological adaptation; CL: Synthesize
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