Training on the Management of Snakebites

Objectives:
This training aims to:

    1. To provide an overview of the characteristics of venomous and non-venomous snakes
    2. To discuss the clinical effects of snake venom and differentiate cobra from viper envenomation
    3. To discuss the principles of and demonstrate pre-hospital first aid management of snakebites;
    4. To train healthcare professionals how to manage snakebite envenomation including antivenom administration, and recognition and management of possible adverse reactions associated with it;
    5. To provide an overview of the process of antivenom production and storage

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

    1. Enumerate features characteristic of venomous snakes compared to non-venomous snakes
    2. Differentiate cobra from viper envenomation
    3. Render prehospital first aid measures for snakebites;
    4. Manage snakebite envenomation which includes antivenom administration
    5. Recognize and manage adverse drug reactions associated with antivenom administration
    6. Select antibiotics for snakebite victims rationally
    7. Be familiar with the process of antivenom production

Number of Days:
2 days

Frequency of Training
Once every years

Target Professions
Doctors, nurses, health care professionals involved in the care of snakebite victims

Cost
Php 3,500 per head (pre-registration required, no onsite/walk-in registration)

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

Email
ritm_medical@yahoo.com

Contact Number

Telefax (02) 807-9603 or
Landline (2631/32/37 local 801