A soldier was bitten by a nonpoisonous snake and you have treated the wound.
Do you need to evacuate him to a medical treatment facility?
Only if he needs an immunization for tetanus.
A soldier has been bitten on the hand by a poisonous snake. Which of the
following is true?
a. You should put a constricting band above the casualty's wrist.
b. You should put a tourniquet above the casualty's wrist.
You should not apply a constricting band or a tourniquet to the bitten limb.
Which of the following is a proper treatment for a snakebite?
a. Apply ice to the wound.
b. Cut the fang punctures and suck out the venom with a suctioning device.
Elevate the limb above the level of the heart.
d. Splint the extremity while having the casualty lie still.
A specialized medic can administer antivenin if:
a. The snake has been positively identified.
b. He has the correct antivenin available.
The casualty has signs and symptoms of envenomation.
d. The casualty is not sensitive (allergic) to the antivenin.
e. All of the above conditions have been met.