Before Snake Season starts again (although even in these colder months, snake bites are still being reported in the news across Australia) get prepared with the right First Aid supplies and a CPR course - yes, a CPR course!
New research from 10 years of data from the Australian Snakebite Project published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that snake bite victims who collapse after venom enters their bloodstream are rarely...Read More
A new study has revealed that 1 in 4 Australians have no idea what to do if they suffer a snake bite, rising to 1 in 3 for Australians aged under 25.
The under-25's were also the most likely to cause harm with common mistreatment's: "Tourniquets, cutting and sucking are extremely dangerous and can actually exacerbate a bite," Associate Professor Julian White, Head of Toxicology at the Women's and Children's Hospital, said. "First...Read More
The ACT Government is re-issuing advice on how best to avoid snake bites following a sharp rise of injuries in the territory. Canberra and the ACT has an abundance of native wildlife including eight species of snakes - and they are an important part of the environment. If you do come across a snake, just calmly back away and give it a wide berth - do not confront it or attempt to move or...Read More
Snake Bites are always a risk for anyone spending time in nature, whether camping and bush walking or working outdoors slashing long grass or working on roadside construction. Victims of snake bites should avoid moving as much as possible, so it is important to always have what you need in an emergency to hand - for this reason the Regulator Snake Bite First Aid Kit is fitted with a belt loop to keep close...Read More