Guidelines for the management of snake-bites
AbstractSnake-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.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2010). Guidelines for the management of snake-bites. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204464