Training on Identification of Snakes and Snakebite Management

Objectives
This training aims to:

    1. Discuss the uniqueness of the anatomy and behavior of the snakes to physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals;
    2. Train medical staff and healthcare personnel how to recognize venomous and nonvenomous snakes;
    3. Discuss the principles of the pre-hospital first aid management of snakebite;
    4. Train participants to differentiate cobra bite from non-cobra bite;
    5. Train healthcare professionals how to manage and administer antivenin and recognize the adverse reactions associated with it;
    6. Discuss the process of antivenin production and storage of antivenin.

Competencies being acquired
At the end of the training, participants should be able to:

    1. Have a knowledge on the identification of snakes – Venomous and Nonvenomous;
    2. Recognize cobra bite from noncobra bite;
    3. Render prehospital first aid measures for snakebite;
    4. Administer antivenin and recognize its side effects;
    5. Rationally select antibiotics for snakebite victims;
    6. Be knowledgeable on how the antivenin are being manufactured and processed.

Number of Days:
3 days

Frequency of Training
Once every 2 years

Target Professions
Doctors, nurses, health care professionals

Cost
Php 5,000-6,000 per head

Unit conducting the training
Medical Department Consultant
Veterinary Research Division
Anti-Venin Production Staff
Snakefarm staff
Pharmacy Staff

Email
ritm_medical@yahoo.com

Contact Number
(02) 807-2631/32/37 local 801

Please use the Calendar of Activities to see when each course is scheduled throughout the year.