2 months of age and greater
Animal bite SSTI (i.e. from cat, dog or human)
<2 months old
Animal bite NOT from cat, dog or human
Non-animal bite SSTI
Consider Infectious Diseases consult if exclusions present
Apply direct pressure to any wounds that are actively bleeding
Clean non-puncture wound with saline via high pressure syringe irrigation
Do any of the below apply?
Is this a significant wound (e.g multiple bites, edema, or significant crush injury)?
Does the wound look infected?
Does it involve one of the following areas (face, scalp, hand, foot, or genitalia)?
Has it penetrated the periosteum or joint capsule?
Is the patient immunocompromised (including asplenia)?
Or is this a cat bite?
Last Updated: 10.11.21