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Effectiveness of pressure-immobilization first aid for snakebite requires further study

Currie, Bart J., Canale, Elizabeth and Isbister, Geoffrey (2008). Effectiveness of pressure-immobilization first aid for snakebite requires further study. Emergency Medicine Australasia,20(3):267-270.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10139xPUB91
Title Effectiveness of pressure-immobilization first aid for snakebite requires further study
Author Currie, Bart J.
Canale, Elizabeth
Isbister, Geoffrey
Journal Name Emergency Medicine Australasia
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1742-6731   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 267
End Page 270
Total Pages 4
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Field of Research 1103 - Clinical Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract In the prospective Royal Darwin Hospital snakebite study, pressure-immobilization first aid (PI) was used more often than in previous studies. However, bandages were not uncommonly too loose or not applied to the whole limb and immobilization was often neglected. While PI should continue to be promoted as the standard for Australia for the present, prospective multicentre studies of snakebite with quantitative assays for blood venom concentration will hopefully better elucidate the real effectiveness of PI and define the limitations of timing of application and determine the optimum types of bandage materials to use and the pressure required to be maintained.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1742-6723.2008.01093.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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