General first aid for bites and stings – First Aid Course

General first aid for bites and stings

For bites or stings from these creatures refer to pressure immobilization first aid.
all species of Australian snakes, including sea snakes
funnel web spiders
blue ringed octopus
cone shell stings

For all other bites and stings:

Wash with soap and water and apply an antiseptic if available
Ensure that the patient's tetanus vaccination is up to date
Apply an ice-pack to reduce local pain and swelling
The patient should seek medical advice if unsure or they develop any other symptoms or signs of infection.

First Aid courses and pressure immobilzation

First Aid courses and pressure immobilzation

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