A young adult has been bitten by a human, and the skin on the forearm is broken. The client’s last tetanus shot was about 8 years ago. The nurse should prepare the client for:
1. An injection of tetanus toxoid.
2. An application of a corticosteroid cream.
3. Closure of the wound with sutures.
4. Testing for tuberculosis.
Tetanus toxoid is indicated, since there has been no booster in the last 5 years. With a human bite there is a risk of severe infection; application of a steroid cream does not prevent infection. The closure of the wound should be delayed until it is determined that there is no infection, in approximately 24 to48 hours. Tuberculosis is not transmitted through human bites.
CN: Reduction of risk potential; CL: Apply
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