Flying insects, such as bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and even so-called “killer bees” are common throughout the United States. In most cases, they aren’t aggressive and they don’t seek to sting humans. However, when stings do occur, they’re typically minor and require only limited first aid. In other cases, however, especially if the person who’s stung is allergic to the sting, or if the person is stung many times, the situation can be quite severe or even potentially fatal. In this course, you’ll learn how to avoid being stung by flying insects, what to do if someone has been stung and is having a mild reaction, and what to do in the event of a severe reaction to a flying insect sting, including what to do if the stung person is allergic.
List some flying insects that sting and some characteristics of the insects
Identify some ways to avoid being stung
Identify some typical symptoms of minor reactions to stings
Explain proper first aid for minor stings from flying insects
Identify some ways to know if a person is allergic to a flying insect sting
Identify some typical symptoms of major reactions to stings
Identify proper first aid for more severe reactions to flying insect stings