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Top Ten Things To Do – After a Snakebite
April 4, 2019
Can you think of one thing to do after a snakebite – talkless of 10 things? Luckily, this article has practical tips from writer Fisayo Aturamu to help if you are ever in that situation – Now read on…
When it comes to snake bites, what happens in real life is quite different from what we see in movies.
In a typical movie scene where someone has been bitten by a snake, they usually cut around the wound or suck it, and then proceed to bind the wound with a piece of clothing.
However, this is the
Below are 10 things that you should do immediately after a snake bite as first aid before arrival at the hospital.
Snakebite is a fairly common incident as human activities encroach on or cross paths with wildlife.
While not all snakes are dangerous, some are.
Prevention through safe environmental practices is important; it is also crucial to take the right and immediate actions in the circumstance of a snake bite.
That should start before getting to a health facility. This article has
At the health institution level, it is important to have information, protocols, medical decision tools and support for health care practitioners to reference while providing quality lifesaving care.
It is also important to have stock (within expiry date) of
And (at the health system level), it is important to have better management of residential neighbourhoods and the environment
This also includes having access to measures that can reduce human contact and prevent snake bites that may be life-threatening.
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