A 25-year-old man presents to the Emergency Department following suspected snake bite. He has an effective pressure-immobilisation bandage in situ.
- List appropriate initial investigations specific to this presentation that should be performed in conjunction with clinical assessment
- List indications for the use of polyvalent antivenom in snake envenomation.
- Briefly discuss the role of pharmacological pretreatment prior to the administration of snake antivenom?
- List 3 parameters that would help you determine that adequate monovalent antivenom has been administered to a patient with snake bite envenomation.