Time- And Cost-Effective Strategies | Mammalian Bites In The Emergency Department: Recommendations For Wound Closure, Antibiotics, And Postexposure Prophylaxis
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<< Mammalian Bites in the Emergency Department: Recommendations for Wound Closure, Antibiotics, and Postexposure Prophylaxis (Trauma CME and Pharmacology CME)

Time- And Cost-Effective Strategies

  • Do not give antibiotics to patients with wounds more than 24 to 48 hours old who have no signs of infection. The vast majority of bite wounds will show infection by 24 hours, so prophylactic antibiotics for older wounds with no signs of infection are not necessary.

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