October 20 2017
New Advice for Snakebites
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has updated its advice and procedures following the publication of a new snakebite study.
Results from the Australian Snakebite Project have prompted the RFDS to reverse previous long-standing advice about the importance of identifying the colour and type of snake.
“Staying in the area after an attack can be dangerous and recent advances in medication mean we can now treat any snakebite with a generic polyvalent anti-venom, so identification is no longer necessary.”