Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites
SEARO Nonserial Publication
SEARO
ISBN-13    9789290223771 ISBN-10    9290223774
Order Number    15400014
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     2010        162   pages
Summary
Snakebites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. Agricultural workers and children are the most affected. The incidence of snakebite mortality is particularly high in South-East Asia. Rational use of snake anti-venom can substantially reduce mortality and morbidity due to snakebites.

These guidelines are a revised and updated version of similar guidelines published by the WHO Regional Office in South-East Asia in 1999. These guidelines aim to promote the rational management of snakebite cases in various health facilities where trained health functionaries and quality snake antivenom are available.