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First Aid Procedures & Medical Care for Animal Bites First Aid Procedures FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY CONTROL BLEEDING CLEANSE WOUND REPORT BITE SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW UP First Aid Procedures SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW UP Employees (including students) go to:

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first aid procedures
First Aid Procedures

FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL

911 IMMEDIATELY

  • CONTROL BLEEDING
  • CLEANSE WOUND
  • REPORT BITE
  • SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW UP
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First Aid Procedures
  • SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW UP
    • Employees (including students) go to:

Sutter North Occupational Health

444 Plumas St., Yuba City

Hours: 7am-10pm Daily

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First Aid Procedures

FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL

911 IMMEDIATELY

  • CONTROL BLEEDING
  • CLEANSE WOUND
  • REPORT BITE
  • SEEK MEDICAL FOLLOW UP
  • NOTIFY THE COUNTY
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Helpful Information

DOG AND CATE BITES

  • Animal quarantine is required if rabies status is unknown.
  • High frequency of wound infection with pasteurella and other oral pathogens.
  • Likely to require antibiotic treatment.
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Helpful Information

REPTILE AND BIRD BITES

  • Possible exposure to bacterial pathogens that sometimes require antibiotic treatment for deep wounds.
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Helpful Information

LARGE ANIMAL BITES (COWS/HORSES)

  • Animal quarantine is required if rabies status is unknown.
  • Extent of medical care depends upon the degree of tissue trauma.
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Helpful Information

BITES FROM ANIMALS WITH UNEXPLAINED NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS

PARTY ANIMAL

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Helpful Information
  • Animal quarantine is required

PARTY ANIMAL

1 if you are bitten by an animal but have no bleeding you should
1.  If you are bitten by an animal, but have no bleeding you should
  • a.  Apply continuous pressure to the area
  • b.   Do nothing and continue working
  • c.   Rinse the area for 30 seconds
  • d. Wash the area immediately with soap and water for at least 5 minutes
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1.  If you are bitten by an animal, but have no bleeding you should

d. Wash the area immediately with soap and water for at least 5 minutes

2 medical follow up is recommended for
2. Medical follow-up is recommended for
  • a. Bites that result in bleeding
  • b. Bites that have no bleeding
  • c. Dog and cat bites
  • d. All of the above
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3.  For medical follow-up for a bite that occurs between 7-10pm on a weekday, employees and student employees should go to
  • a.  Their own doctor
  • b.  Employee Health Services
  • c.  UC Davis Medical Center
  • d.   Sutter North Occupational Health
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3.  For medical follow-up for a bite that occurs between 7-10pm on a weekday, employees and student employees should go to

d.  Sutter North Occupational Health

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4. If a bite results in moderate bleeding and bleeding is not controlled within 5-10 minutes of continuous pressure, you should
  • a.  Try another 5-10 minutes of continuous pressure.
  • b.   Proceed to wash the wound with soap and water.
  • c.  Immediately seek medical assistance.
  • d. Wrap the area and continue working.
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4. If a bite results in moderate bleeding and bleeding is not controlled within 5-10 minutes of continuous pressure, you should
  • c.  Immediately seek medical assistance
5 the following animal bites may require antibiotic treatment
5.  The following animal bites may require antibiotic treatment
  • a.   Dog
  • b.  Cat
  • c.   Bird
  • d. All of the above