First Aid Information: Snakebite (all land and sea snakes)

Phone or send for medical assistance.

Reassure the patient and encourage them to remain calm.

Have the patient remain as still as possible. Do not attempt to catch or kill the snake.

Apply a pressure bandage to the envenomed limb (see below). If the bite is to the trunk, apply firm pressure to the bitten area. Do not restrict chest movement.

Splint or sling the limb to restrict movement. Where possible, help should be brought to the patient rather than moving the patient.

Applying a pressure immobilisation bandage