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Snakebite Management in India - Ian D. Simpson
bullet.gif Posted by webmaster on September 16 2007
Snakebite Management in India, The First Few Hours: A Guide to Primary
Care Physicians.

Ian D. Simpson

Journal of Indian Medical Association - June 2007

Many primary care hospitals do not treat snakebite, even when snake venom antiserum is available, simply because the doctor lacks confidence in being able to treat the patient. The result is that patients are referred to distant, better equipped hospitals and thus make journeys without the cover of snake venom antiserum. This paper provides guidance for the primary healthcare doctor in identification of medically significant snakes, treatment, referral criteria and equipment necessary to successfully manage snakebite in a primary care environment.

Identification of Medically Significant Snakes
Patient Arrival
Snake Venom Antiserum : Yes or No ?
How Much Snake Venom Antiserum and Why ?
Confident Management of Adverse Snake Venom Antiserum Reactions
Neurological Additional Steps
Optimised and Stable Referral
Preparing for the Snakebite Season
First Aid Advice

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#1 | imron on September 22 2007 09:55:20
The most common question

"How much Anti Snake Venom should I give to the patient?"

has been answered.
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