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Course # 94110 • Pit Viper Snakebite Assessment and Treatment

Discuss the prehospital management of the patient who has suspected or known snakebite.

17. In the prehospital setting, patients with suspected snakebite envenomation should
A) be transported with lights and sirens.
B) have any band or tourniquet removed immediately.
C) not receive pain medication in order to avoid obfuscating symptoms.
D) have the leading edge of swelling or tenderness marked, with time documented.