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Basic First-Aid for the Envenomated Person (Snakes, Spiders and Insects)

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Australia is home to an incredible variety of animals, insects and marine life, however, many of these native creatures have the potential to cause harm, including through bites and stings. While death due to envenomation is rare, it can cause serious illness and requires immediate treatment.

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Australia is home to an incredible variety of animals, insects and marine life, however, many of these native creatures have the potential to cause harm, including through bites and stings. While death due to envenomation is rare, with only 19 occurrences recorded between 2017 and 2018, envenomation can cause serious illness and requires immediate treatment.

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Debra Curran
01 Oct 2021
Great timing for this presentation as snake bites are soon to become a high risk health issue because as the southern states in Australia move into the summer season snakes are often out and about. This is a great presentation on the first aid management of snake bites and the bandaging technique has been improved for snake bites as demonstrated in this presentation. The first aid management for poisonous spider bites is also covered.
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Namrata Manjrekar
06 Oct 2021
I can work confidentially
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Daniel Durisotti
01 Oct 2021
very thorough and clear
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Brittany Morton
08 Oct 2021
Relevant information relating to Australian Nursing - ie. Australian snakes, spiders, insects.
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Rebecca lucas
31 Oct 2021
Clear and concise information
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Kim Davis
03 Oct 2021
Great
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Tayla Perrins
03 Jan 2022
Highly informative!
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Bethany Watts
02 Oct 2021
Comprehensive and informative.
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Mary-Andree Fox-Slater
28 Mar 2022
Really informative great for all Aussies to read!
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robyn vouden
10 Oct 2021
Very informative and will be able to pass on knowledge
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