Guidelines for the Management of Snake-bites
SEARO Nonserial Publication
Warrel, D.A.
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
Snake-bites 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 snake-bite mortality is particularly high in South-East Asia. Rational use of snake anti-venom can substantially reduce mortality and morbidity due to snake bites.

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 snake-bite cases in various health facilities where trained health functionaries and quality snake antivenom are available.