Snakebite management is a complaint unique to Emergency Medicine. There are really two main snakes we’ll discuss here, rattlesnakes and coral snakes. We’ll also discuss spider bites and bee stings!

Snake bites

Spider Bites


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  1. Nisha B. says:

    It was very helpful to see a pneumonic for the risk factors as all T’s (testosterone, toothless, t-shirt, tatoo, trailer park, take a drink, Texas). Good to know that venom from a rattlesnake can cause myonecrosis and DIC. It was helpful to see the details between each type of snake, spiders, and bees and the important aspects of management of each type.

  2. Sam says:

    I loved your mnemonic ….red on black run like hell and red on yellow run like hell 🙂

  3. Daniel S. says:

    Interesting topic and great review.Very interesting that only the female black widow spider has fangs long enough to deliver the venom. Also did not know the origin of “killer bees”, really fascinating stuff. Also good to know about the biphasic nature of anaphylaxis with bee stings.

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