1. First Aid for Snake Bite
    Categories: Wilderness & Outdoor

    First Aid for Snake Bite

    Snakes exist in almost every part of the world. Of the approximately 8000 reported snake bites each year, however, fewer than 12 result in fatality. This is due in part to the fact that about two thirds of all poisonous snake bites involve little or no venom; these are called “dry bites.” Baby snakes are more dangerous in this regard...
  2. Jellyfish Sting Treatment Information
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    Jellyfish Sting Treatment Information

    The weather is warming and people are headed on vacation and to the beaches... Jellyfish stings can cause red, painful, burning symptoms, which may spread to the hands and face of the casualty if contacted. To help inactivate the venom: Rinse the area with vinegar as soon as possible. If vinegar is not available, a baking soda paste can be...
  3. General Care of Bites and Stings
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    General Care of Bites and Stings

    General care of bites and stings: Immediately wash the bite or sting with soap and water if available, or use antiseptic wipes if soap and water are not available. Put an ice pack on the affected area with a cloth barrier between the ice and skin. If treating a bee sting, remove the stinger first (see below). Never attempt to...

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