Bitten?

1.) STAY CALM!!!  Keep victim calm!!!

2.) CHECK to make sure you or your buddy is away from the snake.

3.) CALL for help (cell phone or whistle)

4.) REMOVE any constricting clothing or jewelry

5.) IMMOBILIZE and KEEP the bitten area at a neutral position of comfort until the antivenin treatment is started. AFTER antivenin has been started ELEVATE the area.

6.) CLEAN the area with soap and water while waiting for help to help prevent infection.

7.) SEEK help!

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SNAKEBITES IN HUMANS:

A noticeable bite on the skin that may appear as a discolored area with two (but occasionally only one) puncture marks

Intense burning pain and swelling in the area of the bite.

Rapid pulse and labored breathing

Low blood pressure and increased heart rate

Progressive general weakness

Vision problems, nausea and vomiting

Seizures

Drowsiness or unconsciousness