The Book

Sample pages: 12, 40, 62, 72 & 74

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface
  4. Caution
    1. Whom To Consult
    2. Introduction
    3. About Pit Vipers (Complete species list)
    4. About The Bite
    5. Venom And Its Effects (Sample Page 12)
    6. The Antivenom
    7. Assessment and Treatment
    8. The Standard
      1. Venomous Or Unknown With No Signs Or Symptoms Of Envenomation
        1. Initial Recommendations
        2. Laboratory Studies And Blood Bank
        3. Observation
        4. When To Discharge
      2. Venomous or Unknown With Signs or Symptoms Of Envenomation
        1. Initial Recommendations
        2. Laboratory Studies And Blood Bank
        3. Observation
        4. When To Initially Treat With Antivenom (Sample page 40)
        5. Treatment
        6. Antivenom Administration
        7. Follow-Up After 18 Hour Dosing Is Completed
        8. When To Discharge
        9. Follow-Up After Discharge
    9. Afterword
    10. Appendix
      1. Management Of An Untoward Reaction
      2. Re-Starting Antivenom After Management Of An Untoward Reaction
      3. Bites To The Finger Or Hand
      4. When To Administer Blood Products
      5. Snakebite And Pregnancy
      6. Avoiding Pitfalls (Sample page 62)
      7. Pre-Hospital Management
      8. Triage Sheet
      9. Assessment Flow Sheet
      10. Laboratory Flow Sheet
      11. Treatment Flow Sheet
      12. Check-Off At The Time Of Disposition (Sample page 72)
      13. Elements Of A Consent Form
      14. Objectives Of Learning (Sample page 74)
      15. Identification of Venomous Pit Vipers
      16. Patient Education
      17. Information For Patient Upon Discharge
      18. Avoiding Snakebite
    11. References
    12. Index
    13. About the Author

The Book
“Pit viper envenomation can rise to the level of a complex poisoning with the potential to affect any or all organ systems. Consultation with snakebite experts should be liberally sought.”