83: How to Manage Snake Bites as a Nurse and as a Patient With Guest Sealy RN
Snake bite care: where the cost and long-term complications can sting harder than the bite.
Managing snake bites requires quick intervention, making it crucial for nurses to understand how to navigate this type of emergency. So in this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini welcomes Sealy RN to share her firsthand experience of being bitten. As a nurse who has also treated snake bites, she has great insights on the challenges of snake bite care.
Sarah and Sealy discuss the use of antivenom, specifically the short and long-term risks of CroFab, what can happen if a snake bite is left untreated, and the role of nurses in snake bite management.
Sealy’s story highlights the importance of prompt and informed treatment, taking charge of your own care and advocating for patients. Plus, you’ll find out what steps you should (and shouldn’t) take if you get bitten by a snake.
Tune in to learn everything you need to know from a nursing and patient perspective!
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Sealy’s snakebite story
- Snake bite treatment and the recovery process
- Snake bite symptoms and possible complications
- What to do when you’ve been bitten
- Takeaways from Sealy’s experience
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