Women Hunt Fish Camp Too

Women Hunt Fish Camp Too

Encouraging women, to help them feel comfortable in the great outdoors

If Snake is NOT poisonous treat as puncture wound!
1. Note the Snake's Appearance
  • Be ready to describe the snake to emergency staff.
2. Protect the Person

While waiting for medical help:

  • Move the person beyond striking distance of the snake.
  • Have the person lie down with wound below the heart.
  • Keep the person still to keep venom from spreading.
  • Cover the wound with loose, sterile bandage.

Do not:

  • Cut a bite wound
  • Attempt to suck out venom
  • Apply tourniquet, ice, or water
  • Give the person alcohol or caffeinated drinks
3. Follow Up

If you treat the bite at home:

  • Contact a health care provider. The person may need a tetanus shot. Tetanus boosters should be given every 10 years.

At the hospital, treatment will depend on the type of snake.

  • If the snake was venomous, the person will be given anti-venom treatment.
  • A tetanus shot may be given, depending on date of last injection.

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