Shark Bite (cont.)
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Shark Bite and Shark Attack Treatment
Self-Care at Home
Provide emergency care immediately. Control any visible bleeding by applying direct pressure. Keep the victim calm. Provide warmth, since the victim may be chilled from the water and may be suffering from hypothermia (low body temperature).
All shark bite victims should be evaluated by a medical healthcare provider. If only a minor wound is present, consider washing the wound with soap and water and cover it with a clean dressing and seek medical care.
If there is significant injury, activate the emergency medical system and call 911.
Eric Mowatt-Larssen, MD
Paul Auerbach, MD
George Burgess, MSc