How to Care for a Venomous Snake Bite Wound

WRITTEN BY: Poison Center
Friday, August 1st, 2014

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors, particularly the picturesque wilderness of western Pennsylvania. Before you begin your trek though, you should know a little about some of the critters, including venomous snakes, you might encounter out there.

Check out this infographic to learn important facts and stats, as well as the do’s and don’ts, about caring for snake bites.poisonous snakes

These simple steps, and some common sense, will make any outdoors expedition an enjoyable and safe way to spend a summer day.

In the event you or a loved one are bitten by a snake, please seek immediate medical attention. To learn more about caring for both venomous and non-venomous snake bites or information on other sources of dangerous poisons, please visit the Pittsburgh Poison Center at UPMC website. For emergencies, please dial 1-800-222-1222.

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