How to respond in the aftermath of a snake bite

April 20, 2018
Snake Bites | Texas Children's Hospital

 

Spring is now in full swing, inviting more opportunities to go hiking or camping with family members and friends. However, warmer weather brings snakes out of hiding, so it’s important to know how to safely take action in the event someone is bitten. I'm offering the following tips on how to respond in these situations, along with unsafe practices to avoid in the immediate aftermath of a snake bite. 

This post originally appeared on the Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network.

Dr. Spencer Greene is the director of medical toxicology and an assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Spencer Greene, MD, MS, FACEP, FACMT