Podcast #29: Management of Stingray Injuries - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #29: Management of Stingray Injuries

6de0154a-abc0-4566-a5f0-2b1ac84c9142Run Time: 3 minutes

Author: Dr. Eric Miller

Educational Pearls:

  • Do not urinate on the stingray envenomation site – does not work for jellyfish either.
  • First, wash the wound thoroughly with warm, not hot, water to denature the proteins in the venom.
  • Second, care for the penetration wound and explore for a foreign body with ultrasound or CT scan – Xray is not very useful in this situation.
  • Place patient on antibiotics if there is a suspected infection from the foreign body.

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