Pediatric Emergency Conference Series: Envenomations for the Medical Professional
In the USA there are about 10,000 snake bites a year, not to mention other bites and stings not even recorded. South Florida is home to many venomous and poisonous animals and many are exotics. It is the responsibility of medical professionals to be able to provide patients with proper treatment in case of an envenomation. Yet, for the most of us, figuring out whether or not a snake is venomous is beyond our ability. This course will focus on the common venomous animals, common exotics, the antivenom and patient care.
Pediatricians, Internists, Hospitalists, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists and related members of the hospital care team.
- Recognize and manage signs and symptoms of venomous animal bites.
- Assess the role of the antivenom bank in South Florida.
- Effectively identify cases of evenomation of common exotic animals in children and adults, and initiate appropriate treatment.
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Captain Charles Seifert
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Captain Charles Seifert has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
- 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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