Biting Incident- Parent Information Sheet

Your child was involved in a biting incident where a break in the skin occurred. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend the following post exposure measures for biting victims:

 

Wash the wound immediately with soap and water. (This was done at school).

DO NOT pour alcohol, bleach, peroxide or any other substance cleanser on the

child’s wound or in the mouth.

 

Take your child to a healthcare provider or local emergency care facility immediately. The healthcare provider should assess the wound and determine

whether further treatment or testing is required.

 A list of resources for healthcare facilities:

Lauderhill Middle School Health Center

1901 N.W. 49th Ave.

Lauderhill, Fl. 33313

Phone: 754-322-3611

 

Deerfield Beach High School Health Center

916 S.W. 15th St.

Deerfield Beach, Fl 33441

Phone: 754-322-0712

 

Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center

1401 South Federal Highway

Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

Phone: 954-728-8080