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Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000431181.95053.89
Feature: ANIMAL BITES

Treating venomous snakebites in the United States: A guide for nurse practitioners

Evans, Dian Dowling PhD, FNP; Nelson, Leah Welbourn MSN, FNP

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Abstract

Abstract: This article discusses the current, evidence-based guidelines for managing venomous snakebites indigenous to the United States. A review of common varieties of venomous snakes, venom effects, risk factors for snakebites, and management strategies are presented to assist nurse practitioners in caring for snakebite victims

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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