The Treatment of Snake Bites in a First Aid Setting: A Systematic Review

by Bert Avau, Vere Borra, Philippe Vandekerckhove et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(10): e0005079 (17 October 2016)

20 pp. 1.3 MB
http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article/asset?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0005079.PDFlogo-plos-95

The worldwide burden of snakebite is high, especially in remote regions with lesser accessibility to professional healthcare. Therefore, adequate first aid for snakebite is of the utmost importance. A wide range of different first aid techniques have been described in literature, and are being used in practice. This systematic review aimed to summarize the best available evidence concerning effective and feasible first aid techniques for snakebite.

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