The goal of this continuing education module is to update clinical knowledge of nurses, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals and health educators about the recognition, care and treatment of patients who have snakebites. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Recognize signs and symptoms of snakebites
- Name four treatments that should not be used for rattlesnake bites
- List three indications for antivenom administration and infusion precautions
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, EMTs/paramedics, fitness professionals and health educators.
Nurses: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.