Snake Bites - Australian Perspective

Taipan - Oxyuranus scutellatus (Source: Link - wikipedia, Author - Bernard Dupont )

Taipan - Oxyuranus scutellatus (Source: Link - wikipedia, Author - Bernard Dupont )

I was fortunate enough to be joined by Dr Neil Long (@doctorneillong), Emergency Medicine and ICU reg with special interest in toxicology & toxinology, as well as toxicology editor at Life in the Fast Lane, and we covered Aussie snake bites. As well as some clinical pearls, you might find this a useful summary to help revise for the ACEM fellowship exam.

 

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Further Reading / Links

Geoffrey K Isbister, Simon G A Brown, Colin B Page, David L McCoubrie, Shaun L Greene and Nicholas A Buckley. Snakebite in Australia: a practical approach to diagnosis and treatment. Med J Aust 2013; 199 (11): 763-768 (Free Access)

Approach to Snakebite - Neil Long, LITFL (Including geography and major syndromes)

GK Isbister – Does antivenom work? SMACC Podcast

Antivenom - LITFL

Australian Snakebite Project Website

t: 1 800 676 944 (Australia)

Poisons Information Centre - t: 13 11 26 (Australia wide)