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Re: Rattlesnakes bites

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August 02, 2012 08:17PM
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onemoreguy
if a bite happens, what to do?

What To DO if You or Someone Else is Bitten by a Snake
  • If you or someone you know are bitten, try to see and remember the color and shape of the snake, which can help with treatment of the snake bite.
  • Keep the bitten person still and calm. This can slow down the spread of venom if the snake is poisonous.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Dial 911 or call local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or, if you have one, activate your Spot device.
  • Apply first aid if you cannot get the person to the hospital right away.
  • Lay or sit the person down with the bite below the level of the heart.
  • Tell him/her to stay calm and still.
  • Cover the bite with a clean, dry dressing.

What NOT To Do if You or Someone Else is Bitten by a Snake
  • Do not pick up the snake or try to trap it (this may put you or someone else at risk for a bite).
  • Do not apply a tourniquet.
  • Do not slash the wound with a knife.
  • Do not suck out the venom.
  • Do not apply ice or immerse the wound in water.
  • Do not drink alcohol as a pain killer.
  • Do not drink caffeinated beverages.

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/snakebite.asp
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Rattlesnakes bites

onemoreguy1238August 01, 2012 11:52PM

Re: Rattlesnakes bites

Rick812August 02, 2012 08:17PM



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