Ouch! Dog bites, Insect Stings, and Other Animal Injuries

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20. According to the CDC, 2-5 million, animal bites occur annually in the United States and per the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), close to 10,000 insect bites or stings were reported to their centers. This presentation will be delivered in a case study format to help the participant identify needed history taking, recognize proper wound care if needed, and delineate required interventions. Lastly, appropriate pharmacology will be introduced, including a discussion on if and when antimicrobials and prophylaxis are warranted.

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours, of which 0.5 is pharmacology content.

If you had attended 2022 virtual symposium and earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

Describe the incident of and causes of selected animal injuries.
Identify how to assess and stabilize selected animal and insect injuries. 
Explain current evidenced-based management of selected injuries.

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Melissa Nunn, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC

Dr. Melissa Nunn is a dual certified PNP with over 11 years of nursing experience, primary in pediatric emergency care. She is currently spearheading the creation of clinical practice guidelines for mammal bite treatment for her facility. She serves as advanced practice director for her freestanding pediatric hospital, where she serves as the first person to have that role in the past two years. She received her DNP in 2019 and, since then, has also served as the pediatric primary care and acute care programs coordinator for her local school of nursing. She is an executive board member for her state nurse practitioner association and has been invited to speak multiple times to that group on various pediatric management topics.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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