Therapeutic Guidelines in the wild

An area that has been revised is the treatment of snake bite. When envenomation has occurred, the recommendation is now to only give one vial of antivenom. Although allergic reactions to antivenom are common, premedication is not recommended.

Analgesia is needed for red-back spider bites. Severe envenomation by red-back or funnel-web spiders requires antivenom.

Therapeutic Guidelines: Toxicology and Wilderness also provides advice on managing marine envenomation such as jellyfish stings. There is another section on how to treat patients who have