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Snake bite

Postby Chunder fuzz » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 8:10 am

A recent study about snake bite.

https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/207 ... 015-asp-20

A few bits from the study:

"The bite occurred while walking or during other activity unknowingly near a snake in 730 cases (47.1%), while attempting to catch or kill the snake in 224 (14%), and while gardening in 128 (8.3%) (online Appendix, table 2). Snakebites occurred near houses (485 cases, 31%), inside buildings (220 cases, 14%), or in bush or scrubland (172 cases, 11%) (online Appendix, table 3)."

"In seven of 11 deaths by cardiac arrest, PBI (Pressure Bandage Immobilisation) had not been applied before the patient collapsed; the median time to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was 15 minutes (range, 1–45 min). PBI was applied to 10 of 12 cardiac arrest patients who survived, with a median time to CPR of one minute (range, 1–10 min)."
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Re: Snake bite

Postby ChrisJHC » Thu 07 Dec, 2017 9:37 pm

So as long as I don’t do any gardening in or near the house I should be okay?


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Re: Snake bite

Postby Chunder fuzz » Fri 08 Dec, 2017 5:44 pm

Stay away from houses and gardens...
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