Tetanus following dog bite

Bitten again

Overview

When theory and practice collide ...


  1. Anaerobic coverage
  2. Care of tetanus patients
  3. Dysautonomia in tetanus
  4. Endotracheal intubation versus tracheostomy
  5. Guidelines for tetanus prevention
  6. Management of tetanus
  7. Post exposure prophylaxis for rabies
  8. Post exposure prophylaxis for unvaccinated persons
  9. Tetanus immune globulin
  10. Tetanus vaccine efficacy
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