Ch17 - Chapter 17 Bites and Stings OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY...

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Chapter 17 Bites and Stings OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY FIVE SIGNALS OF THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF BITES AND STINGS. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Easy 1. Which of the following is a signal of a mild reaction to a bite or sting? a. Redness around the entry site b. Redness throughout the body c. Redness on one side of the body d. Redness on the face Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average Match the appropriate signal to the specific bite or sting. 2. b A venom sac attached to a stinger at the wound site 3. e A rash that has a bull’s-eye appearance 4. d A blister that increases in size and leaves a black scar 5. c One or two distinct puncture wounds 6. a A tetanus infection a. Animal or human bite b. Bee or wasp sting c. Snake bite d. Spider bite e. Tick bite OBJECTIVE 2: DESCRIBE HOW TO CARE FOR INSECT, SPIDER OR SCORPION STINGS. Class: Analyze, Difficulty: Easy 7. Why is it important to ask a victim of an insect sting if he or she has had any prior reactions to insect stings? a. So the caregiver knows how to properly treat the current sting by soaking the entry site in hot water. b. If the victim has had a prior reaction, the current sting may result in anaphylaxis; call 9-1-1 or the
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local emergency number. c. If the victim has had a prior reaction to a bite or sting, the caregiver should remove the stinger immediately. d. In cases of a prior reaction, the caregiver should immediately apply ice to the entry site. Class: Recall, Difficulty: Hard 8. How would you remove a bee stinger embedded in a victim’s skin? a. Use the point of a knife to gouge out the stinger. b. Use tweezers to pull the stinger away from the skin. c. Scrape the stinger away from the skin with a fingernail, plastic card or the edge of a knife blade. d. Under no circumstances should you remove the stinger from the skin. Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Average 9. Why would you apply an ice pack to the entry site of a bite or sting? a. To neutralize any insect venom that entered the wound b. To reduce the possibility of anaphylaxis c. To reduce pain and swelling in the affected area d. To prevent skin damage at the entry site Class: Recall, Difficulty: Average Match the appropriate care to the specific bite or sting. 10. d Scrape the stinger away with a plastic card. 11. c Remove the embedded insect with a fine-tipped tweezers. 12. a Keep the affected area lower than the heart. 13. b Soak with affected area with vinegar. 14. e Soak the affected area in hot water. a. Snakebite b. Jellyfish sting c. Tick bite d. Bee sting e. Sea urchin sting
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Class: Interpret, Difficulty: Hard 15. When applying a cold pack, you should place a cloth between the source of the cold and the skin to _____. Prevent skin damage to the skin (freezing) Class: Analyze, Difficulty: Easy 16. You are cleaning out the garage one morning. While moving some old pieces of wood, you get several small cuts on your hands. By the afternoon, one of the cuts is still hurting and a blood blister appears. The blister gets larger as the day goes on. You go the physician and she asks if you saw any spiders and, if so, what
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course HLTH 2120 taught by Professor Bryant during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Southern University .

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Ch17 - Chapter 17 Bites and Stings OBJECTIVE 1: IDENTIFY...

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