FIRST AID - SNAKE BITES

The below is general information about the treatment of Australian snake bites

STEP 1 - IF BITTEN BY A SNAKE

- Stay calm and do NOT panic.

- Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world

- What you do in the first few minutes of a snake bite could save your life.

STEP 2: IMMEDIATELY BACK AWAY

- Do NOT attempt to capture or harm the snake.

- Keep all children and animals away from the snake.

- Keep a responsible person to watch the snake from a safe distance.

STEP 3 - Call 000 or 112 from Mobile

- When calling 000, the first question you will be asked is: "Police, Fire or Ambulance"

- Request ambulance and you will be transferred to the "ambulance" service.

- After you have been transferred, follow the directions of the 000 operator.

- Be sure to Advise your location and that you have been bitten by a snake.

STEP 4 - APPLY A PRESSURE BANDAGE

- ONLY IF DIRECTED TO DO SO: Apply a pressure bandage using the "pressure immobilisation technique"

- See below for a picture guide

- NOTE: This is a guide only, the directions of 000 or your health care provider supersede the steps shown in the pictures below.

STEP 5 - CALL THE SNAKE HUNTER ON 0403 875 409

- Follow the Instructions of the SNAKE HUNTER

- Ensure a responsible person keeps an eye on the location of the snake.

- The SNAKE HUNTER will attend the premises and safely capture and remove the snake.

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PRESSURE IMMOBILISATION TECHNIQUE

The below pictures have been adopted from the Queensland Government: Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Apply Broad Pressure Bandage
Make bandage tight
But do not restrict blood flow
Extend bandage up limb
Apply Splint
Bind splint firmly to leg
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REFERENCES

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:

  1. Australian Resuscitation Council Guideline 9.4.8

  2. 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.

  3. Queensland Health - Queensland Hospital and Health Service

  4. Australia Wide First Aid

  5. University of Adelaide Clinical Toxinology Resource - CSL Antivenom Handbook

  6. St Johns Ambulance Snake Bite 1st Aid Treatment

  7. Health Direct Australia Page

  8. Australian Venom Research Unit - First Aid

  9. 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

DISCLAIMER

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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Mark Pelley The Snake Hunter is your local Melbourne Snake Catcher. Operating 24/7, there is no need to worry if you see a snake. Simply watch it from a safe distance, remove children and pets away from the area. Call your 24/7 local snake catcher in Melbourne on 0403 875 409.

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When The Snake Hunter arrives on site, He will locate, catch and handle the snake. As an experienced, trained and professional snake handler in Melbourne, The Snake Hunter is fully insured. If you see a snake, call an experienced snake handler on 0403 875 409.

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MELBOURNE'S FASTEST SNAKE CATCHER

As The Snake Hunter is always on patrol ready to answer your call to catch a snake, he often has response times in minutes for catching snakes in Melbourne... especially when on the motorbike! 

 

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SNAKE REMOVAL MELBOURNE

If you see a snake, we'll come to your property to safely and humanely remove the snake.

 

We offer fast 24/7 Snake Removal services. For rapid snake removal in Melbourne, call Mark Pelley The Snake Hunter on 0403875409.

SNAKE RELOCATION MELBOURNE

All snakes caught on your property will be safely and humanely relocated back to the wild away back into their natural environment.

 

For humane and safe snake relocaiton in Melbourne away from your home, business or school, call 0403 875 409.

MELBOURNE SNAKE CONTROL

Fastest Response Times in Melbourne. Controlling snakes 24/7 for Melbourne. Call Mark Pelley for snake control of any snake that may be on your property.

 

We'll come to your property in Melbourne and protect you from snakes. For snake control in Melbourne, Call Mark Pelley The Snake Hunter on 0403875409.

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SNAKES IN MELBOURNE

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PROTECT DOGS FROM SNAKES

Your dog is your best friend. One snake bite can result in their death and a vet bill of around $7000 on average. Each week I attend properties where at least 5 dogs are bitten by snakes during peak snake season. Mark Pelley is trained, well known and published for teaching dogs to effectively avoid snakes. To learn more, click HERE or call 0403 875 409.

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PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SNAKES

In addition to operating as a 24/7 Emergency Snake Catcher in Melbourne, For up to date advice from Mark  Pelley The Snake Hunter on steps you can take to protect your home from snakes, click HERE or call 0403 875 409.

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PROPERTY INSPECTIONS & REPORTS

The Snake Hunter regularly undertakes property inspections and provides written reports about steps that can be taken to help address any issues associated with snakes.

 

These reports are tailor  made for homes, businesses, schools, kindergartens, local government and more. To book in an inspection or to learn more, Click HERE or call 0403 875 409.

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ABOUT MELBOURNE'S SNAKES

Australia has the most venomous snakes in the world. Melbourne has 2 of the top 5 most deadly snakes which are the eastern tiger snake and the eastern brown snake.

 

To Learn about Melbourne's snakes, click HERE or Call 0403875409

If you need a snake catcher in Melbourne, call 0403875409

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IF BITTEN BY A SNAKE

If you are bitten by a snake. Do NOT panic. Immediately move away from the snake and dial "000".

 

Keep all persons away from the snake and have someone responsible to watch it from a safe distance. 

 

Call Mark Pelley The Snake Hunter to catch the snake on 0403 875 409. Click HERE to learn more.

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SNAKE SAFETY & AWARENESS

Mark Pelley's Snake Safety & Awareness Incursions have been used by emergency services including Police and the fire brigade.

 

Further, he regularly attends businesses, schools, child care centers and family homes to teach snake safety. To learn more click HERE or call 0403 875 409.

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