Medical

Snakebite envenoming

About the Course

What does snake venom do to a human body? What to do when a patient arrives after a snakebite? How to treat a patient with snakebite? Discover all this in the snakebite envenoming course.  

Learning Objectives

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:  

  • Recognize the 3 main syndromes of snakebite envenoming and their severity, 
  • Explain how to complete a rapid assessment and resuscitation in case of snakebite, 
  • Identify which antivenom to use, how to administrate it and how to deal with its side-effects,  
  • Describe the monitoring and the adverse reactions after administrating the antivenom, 
  • Recognize the local complications possible after snakebite,  
  • Explain what to do in case of accidents with a spitting cobra, 
  • Explain what to do when a pregnant woman is bitten by a snake. 

List of Contents

  1. What does snake venom do to a human body?  
  2. What to do when a patient arrives after a snakebite? 
  3. Which antivenom, how to administrate it and how to deal with its side-effects? 
  4. Eye lesions & special situations 
ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE THE COURSE

120 minutes

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

The module is intended for medical staff (managers and supervisors, pharmacists, nurses, medical doctors and clinical officers) working on project level in countries where snakebites are a public health issue.  

HOW TO ENROL

Learner self enrolment.

CERTIFICATION

At the start of each module you will have a “before quiz” to have a better idea of what you already know and what you still need to learn. At the end of each module, you will take a quiz to test your knowledge in a more practical environment.  

After completing the module and answering the final quiz with at least 80% correct responses you are entitled a Tembo completion badge and a certificate.

TRAINING APPROACH

We recommend printing out the job aid and using it during the course.  

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2022