Posts Tagged ‘snakebite’

First Aid For Campers

Friday, April 30th, 2010

If you like to go camping with your family and friends make sure you know some basic First Aid and always carry a First Aid kit with you. By knowing a few basic skills you can save a person’s life.

Snakebite

* Remember what the snake looked like so you can describe it to medical help. They will need to know what kind of snakebite the victim received.
* If the victim has been bitten in the arm or leg, keep the limb below the level of the heart to slow down blood flow from the affected area. This will prevent poison from reaching the heart. Remember the more the victim moves the faster the poison spreads through his system so try to keep him quiet and still.
* Get the victim to a hospital immediately.
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