Shake, Rattle and Roll: Snake Bite Management

Author(s): Scott Thigpen

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Oct 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Snake bite management is a medical emergency, and healthcare professionals must act quickly to determine the type of snake bite and provide appropriate care. Participants explore the use of a grading scale to determine the degree of envenomation and appropriate treatment of poisonous snake bites. Antivenin administration and wound management are explored. A case study documents the treatment, medical management, surgical intervention and recovery of a snake bite injury.


  • Distinguish the physical characteristics of poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes.
  • Determine the degree of the envenomation of poisonous snakes utilizing the severity of snake bite management scale.
  • Determine appropriate pharmacologic and wound management for snake bites.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

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