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Snake Bite

Animal bites and envenomations pose some interesting challenges to EMS providers
Dos and don’ts, and the signs and symptoms you may encounter in managing snakebites
Dispatchers determined the driver’s location using her phone’s GPS and first responders transported her to hospital
First responders were dispatched to a “limited access rescue” on the Bruce Lee Trail in Clayton
Cary Elwes is recovering after being transported by air to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
The patient required 44 vials of anti-venom as a result of the bite from a Gaboon Viper, one of the deadliest snakes in the world
Officials said EMTs and hikers could carry the medication to help stall the spread of rattlesnake venom through the body
The therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital
“I had my fingers under my foot and that’s when I felt something moving,” Rachel Myrick said.
Jerome Roddenberry received 32 vials of antivenin at the hospital after a rattlesnake bit him on his hand
The man struggled for 30 minutes to remove the 10-foot python that bit him as he used the toilet
A snake bit a boy at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, leading to the death of the boy’s grandmother
The firefighters quickly assessed the woman’s wound and provided treatment; she was rushed to a local hospital and received several doses of anti-venom
The pilot avoided a collision by about 20 feet while transporting a snake bite victim to a Calif. hospital