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REPTILE WORLD DSIPLAY STEVE'S GUIDE CONTACT US GALLERY

Two high quality medium firmness Bandages a Triangular Sling and Instructions on treating snake bite.

To order Snake Bite Kits
$15 + $5 Postage and Handling.

Phone:
02 6651 5244
Email: steve@reptileworld.net.au

Snake Bite First Aid

EMERGENCY Number is 000

Do not cut or suck the bite.
Do not apply a tourniquet.
Do not wash the bite.
Do not try to catch or kill the snake.
Do not give alcohol to the patient.

 

Keep the patient calm and the bitten limb as still as possible.
Apply a bandage(s) over the bitten area as soon as possible,
  starting from the lower portion of the limb.
Apply the bandage(s) as firmly as you would for a sprain.
Extend the bandage(s) as high as possible up the limb.
Immobilise a bitten leg with a splint.
Immobilise a bitten arm with a splint to the elbow and a sling.
Keep the patient as still as possible.
Bring transport to the patient if possible.
Get medical help to the patient as soon as possible.

I believe all snake bite victims, no matter what kind
of snake they think they have been bitten by, should
perform the pressure and immobilisation technique and
seek medical attention.

The wide variation in colour and pattern of our snakes can often lead to the wrong identification. Some snakes have a mild venom that may result in localised pain and swelling. However, as with bee stings, some people may have a more serious reaction which may, in extreme cases, result in anaphylaxis (allergic reaction).


Correct application of pressure bandage and imobilisation of the limb.

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