Rabies and tetanus

Patients with animal bite wounds may require rabies prophylaxis.48,49 If the bite is from a bat, a wild animal, a domestic animal that has or is suspected to have rabies, or an unavailable animal, the patient should receive rabies immune globulin and vaccine immediately.50

Crush injuries and those greater than 1 cm (0.4") in depth are at risk for tetanus. A tetanus and diphtheria toxoid booster (Td) should be administered to any patient who has not received one in 5 or more years. A Td and tetanus immune globulin are indicated in those patients who have not previously received at least three Td boosters or whose immunization history is unknown.48'49

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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