First Aid

DOs IN CASE OF SNAKE BITE -

-   Give consolation.
-   Remove tight outfitting & ornaments.
-   Use crepe bandage to wrap towards the upper proximity of the wound.
-   Rush to the Hospital where snake bite  treatment is available.
-   Tell  doctor  of any systemic symptoms that manifest on the way to hospital.

 

DON’Ts IN CASE OF SNAKE BITE -

-   Don’t get panicked.
-   Don’t waste time.
-   Don’t wash the wound.
-   Don’t apply ice.
-   Prevent victim from any type of work.
-   Don’t rely on superstition.
-   Don’t use tourniquet.
-   Don’t make any incision or amputation.
-   Don’t give alcoholic drink.
-   Don’t suck the wound.
-   Don’t use electrical therapy.
  • ASV is the only alternative against snake  venom.
  • If the snake  is killed, carefully take the dead snake to the hospital for identification. (Remember a dead snake’s jaw can bite due to reflex action if any object is inserted inside it’s mouth.)
  • Bites by small snakes should not be ignored or dismissed. They should be taken  just as seriously as bites by large snakes of the same species.