A guide to BITES

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A systematic approach to assessing bite wounds


Pet ownership is a way of life in Australia with over 80% of Australians owning a pet.1

For children, pet ownership can have positive developmental and self-esteem benefits.1

However, bite injuries are listed as the third most common cause of injury in Australian children.2

Children between the ages of 0-9 years are at particular risk of bite injuries, especially from dogs.3

All bite injuries require thorough assessment to prevent serious complications.