Australia has around 170 species of snakes including sea snakes and land snakes, 30 of which are considered to have life-threatening venom. The most effective first – aid treatment for venomous snakes and many creatures is the pressure and immobilisation technique.
Unlike many first aid kits that contain non-elastic crepe bandages, this kit has three 10cm wide compression bandages that can maintain the correct pressure and will remain tight during the transport of the bitten person. Three bandages are necessary to apply pressure completely to an adult leg.
The included first aid instructions can equip you with the know-how to handle bites and stings from the following deadly Australian creatures:
- land and sea snakes
- funnel web spiders
- blue ringed octopus
- cone shells
The instruction sheet demonstrates the pressure and immobilisation technique.
A must have in all first aid kits, backpacks and glove boxes. Ideal for reptile handlers and bush walkers alike.
Dimensions: 125 x105 x 40mm