Rattlesnake Bite: Treatment or Mistreatment?
Rattlesnake Bite: Treatment or Mistreatment? is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation.
Release Date: 2020-08-01
Expiration Date: 2021-12-31
Course Description :
Rattlesnake bites are uncommon in the United States. The incidence of rattlesnake bites is not known, and the published numbers are estimates and almost certainly low; many rattlesnake bites are not reported, poison control centers are not consulted for every case, and there are probably many people who are bitten who do not seek medical attention. Death from a rattlesnake bite is rare, but victims can suffer significant toxic effects, loss of function, disfigurement, or even amputation. Most of these consequences can be linked to inappropriate treatment, delay in seeking appropriate help, or inaccessible medical care. Misconceptions about the proper treatment of these emergencies abound. Healthcare professionals as a team need to monitor snakebite victims closely, even when they appear to be out of danger, and use the expertise available from local poison control centers.
• List three indications for antivenom administration and infusion precautions;
• Name four treatments that should not be used for rattlesnake bites;
• Recognize signs and symptoms of snakebites
- Hours : 1
The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Nurses; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
Number of Health Care Professionals Registered: 2 Number
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