FIRST AID - SNAKE BITES
The below is general information about the treatment of Australian snake bites
PRESSURE IMMOBILISATION TECHNIQUE
The below pictures have been adopted from the Queensland Government: Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Below are some of the references current as of 28 December 2016 for the pressure immobilisation technique for specific information about how, when and where to apply this technique. Please NOTE: SNAKE HUNTER assumes no responsibility for the information contained within these links. The below links are a reference guide so you can obtain more information about the Pressue Immobilisation Technique:
Australian Resuscitation Council Guideline 9.4.8
Howarth D.M, Southee, A.E, Whyte I.M (1994) "Lymphatic Flow rates and first aid in simulated peripheral snake or spider envenomation" Medical Journal of Australia.
Queensland Health - Queensland Hospital and Health Service
University of Adelaide Clinical Toxinology Resource - CSL Antivenom Handbook
St Johns Ambulance Snake Bite 1st Aid Treatment
Health Direct Australia Page
Australian Venom Research Unit - First Aid
Department of Human Services - Better Health Channel
Other Important Phone Numbers:
POISONS INFORMATION - 13 11 26
NURSE ON CALL (VICTORIA) - 1300 60 60 24
WHAT HAPPENS AT HOSPITAL
If you suspect a bite, or have been bitten by a snake, you will need to be transported to hospital safely. Once in hospital, medical staff will likely follow the below steps:
TREATMENT OF ADULTS
The Department of Health Management of snake bite in emergency departments (EDs) in Victoria - flowchart for clinicians
TREATMENT OF CHILDREN
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne - Clinical Practice Guidelines
SNAKE HUNTER assumes no liability for the information contained herein. The above contains general information about the treatment for snake bites used in Australia. The above is not the specific opinion of the SNAKE HUNTER. For specific instructions on how to treat a snake bite, contact your local health professional. Always call OOO if you think anyone has been bitten by a snake and follow their instructions.
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