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Snakes: Prehospital Care

Prehospital care of the snakebite victim centers on excellent supportive care. The airway should be maintained and secured, if necessary. Establish intravenous access in the unaffected extremity and administer intravenous fluids or pressors, as indicated. The affected extremity should be placed in a neutral position and pain control initiated. The patient should then be immediately transported to an emergency department.


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