First Aid for Snake Bites


***DO NOT wash bite site or attempt to suck or cut! This will complicate the situation and will not let the venom I.D kits give accurate reading.

Rest and reassure casualty.

Bandage firmly! To stop/slow lymphatic spread of venom.
Cover bite site then work from fingers/toes and cover the whole limb firmly, being careful not to go to tight as to cut off the blood flow to the limb, as tight as you would a sprained ankle is ideal!!
Mark on top of bandage where the bite is so that the doctor knows where to open to get swab for venom I.D kit.

Immobilise limb
Call 000 or 112 on mobiles.

Under NO circumstances attempt to remove the bandage until in medical staffs hands.