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kclacher [November 1983]
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kclacher [Snakebite In The Wonnangatta Valley, Vic.]
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 6. **Continue with 2, 3, 4 and 5** until the patient is in the hands of that someone-with the life support systems and anti-venine,​ neither of which will be used unless the patient'​s condition requires them. Better be sure than sorry. 6. **Continue with 2, 3, 4 and 5** until the patient is in the hands of that someone-with the life support systems and anti-venine,​ neither of which will be used unless the patient'​s condition requires them. Better be sure than sorry.
  
-**Some remarks from the editor (of "walk"​)** ​+**Some remarks from the editor (of "Walk"​)** ​
  
 There appears, from comparison of various snake-bite treatments, to be some inconsistency as to whether or not the wound should be washed. The Commonwealth Serum Laboratories have advised that the procedure depends on the circumstances. If the bite has caused a large wound, or has occurred near another wound, the site should certainly be washed. A sample of the venom could be obtained by wiping with a separate piece of fabric.In any case, priority should be given to pressure on the site, and to immobilization of the patient. The latter is particularly important in the event of there being no immediate means of rescue (such as four-wheel-drives). There appears, from comparison of various snake-bite treatments, to be some inconsistency as to whether or not the wound should be washed. The Commonwealth Serum Laboratories have advised that the procedure depends on the circumstances. If the bite has caused a large wound, or has occurred near another wound, the site should certainly be washed. A sample of the venom could be obtained by wiping with a separate piece of fabric.In any case, priority should be given to pressure on the site, and to immobilization of the patient. The latter is particularly important in the event of there being no immediate means of rescue (such as four-wheel-drives).
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