Section 1 Venomous Snakes


General Principles


Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms of tissue damage, neurological effects and coagulopathy
  • Detail the appropriate first aid for snake bites.
  • Recognise important taxonology terms


Australian Snakes

Asian Snakes

African Snakes

North American Snakes

Exotic Snakebite

Problem 1, Problem 2, Problem 3

References

  1. Naja melanoleuca. Also available
  2. Crotalus atrox. Also available
  3. Hung DZ, Wu ML, Deng JF, Lin-Shiau SY. Russell’s viper snakebite in Taiwan: differences from other Asian countries. Toxicon 2002;40:1291-8

See also www.toxinology.net