Animal and human bites
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Animal and human bites

Cormac Norton Practice educator, Adult nursing at the University of Northampton

CORMAC NORTON reviews clinical considerations in wound management and chemoprophylaxis after animal and human bites

Bite wounds caused by humans or animals are a common presentation in emergency departments (EDs) (Grant and Belcher 2000), and experienced emergency nurses will have treated many such injuries.

Emergency Nurse. 16, 6, 26-29. doi: 10.7748/en2008.

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