Snakebite first aid procedures:
Thousands of city homes near sand dunes, game reserves, and lakes report unwanted
visitors smuggling into their backyards.
More than half of all snakebites occurred at home and nearby places. You do not have to go into a dense jungle to be bitten by a snake.
Many people know how to treat snake bites and have access to a snakebite first aid kit. Some Snakebite first aid procedures and basic equipment can ensure that you may survive after a snake bite.
According to research, about 550 snake bites nationwide each year, and on average two people die from snake bites. Snakes use their venom to bite, bite and kill other animals.
First aid kit (snake bite):
Carrying a snakebite first aid procedures kit is the best insurance policy to survive being bitten by a venomous snake.
Buy a kit that you can easily take with your backpack or belt while you travel. The snakebite procedures kits are compact and lightweight, so they are not a burden to carry.
First Aid for Snake Victims:
Call an ambulance on the first attempt.
Using the first object to bite the snake, one person attaches a bandage to the injured person’s leg.
Follow these steps to help someone who has been bitten by a snake:
Look at the danger zone and the snake will not bite anyone
Sit the patient down and reassure him.
Take a wide bandage around 10-15 cm wide and bandage over the wound as quickly as possible.
Use another bandage and air around the limb tightly, wrapping the bandage 10-15 mm around each leg.
Tie the entire length of the limb and apply it to any excess clothing. See how to apply for the Snake Bite Compression Bandage below for more details.
Use the marker to put a cross on the bandage to show the place of the bite.
To keep the organ from working, use whatever you can find like a stick or a rolled newspaper to make pieces. Attach the pieces to any side of the organ including the joints and bandage.
Put your arm up and remind the patient not to move.
Continue to reassure the patient that help is on the way.
Wrap a light blanket over the patient when he is scared or cold.
Be prepared to start CPR if the patient stops breathing.
Do not remove the bandage until the patient arrives at the hospital.
About 90% of all biting snakes occur on the arm. If the bite is on the hand or arm, leave your fingers open when you bandage to check the color and distribution.
If the bite is on the feet or leg, keep the toes open while tying the belt. You should not be able to slip your finger under the bandage easily, it should be stronger than this.
Once the binding is complete, keep the victim at all times. Make sure the limb is left as high as possible and the patient is sitting still.
Help must come to them; they cannot walk; otherwise, the bandage cannot do its job. When the victim begins to move, its lymphatic system begins to function, and toxins circulating in the body.
Symptoms of Snake Bites:
Snakebite victims will typically show one or more of these signs of venom poisoning before they reach medical attention:
- Swelling, bleeding and bruising around the site
- Severe pain at the time of the bite or later
- Puncture marks or tiny scratches on the skin
- Anaphylactic shock within minutes of a bite
- Tingling or stinging feeling of the skin
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Swollen or sore glands nearest the bitten limb
- Difficulties breathing
- Irregular heartbeat
- Stomach pain
- Muscle weakness
It is also important to know what not to do after being bitten by a snake.
Try not to panic – when your heart beats faster, the lymphatic system accelerates toxins.
Don’t run – try to stay as quiet as possible.
Don’t Cut the wound – years ago people would cut the snake bite area and try to absorb the venom. This is not recommended, always bandage and block power.
Do not wear a Tourniquet – a broad bandage is preferred over a tourniquet.
Don’t Try to Catch the Snake – take a picture or leave it to the medical staff to see.
How to Apply for a Snake Pressure:
Applying a compression bandage is a very important step in providing first aid to victims of snake bites.
Apply a loose bandage (10-15cm wide) over the bite site as quickly as possible. Make sure it is tight so that the finger cannot easily slip under the bandage.
Combined bandages are better than crepe bandages. If bandages are not available, use clothing or accessories.
To keep the limb from working and prevent lymphatic flow, apply another pressure bandage from the edges to the leg as much as possible. Add a dress over any existing dress. Attach the splint to both sides of the leg or arm.
If only one bandage is available, use it as a pressure bandage and to prevent the body’s ability to maintain leg length.