Bedside Management Considerations in the Treatment of Pit Viper Envenomation
Journal of Emergency Nursing
Death and disability as a result of venomous snake bite is a significant public health concern in both the United States and throughout the world. In the US, an estimated 9000 people are treated for pit viper snakebite annually,1-3 and a death rate of 1 in 756 envenomations occurs.4 Worldwide, an estimated 421,000 bites and 20,000 deaths occur annually from venomous snake bites, the majority of which occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.5
Smith, Susan, Susan S. Sammons, Jennifer Carr, Thomas R. King, Heather S. Ambrose, Lance Zimmet, Terri M. Repasky.
"Bedside Management Considerations in the Treatment of Pit Viper Envenomation."
Journal of Emergency Nursing.