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Envenomation


May 30, 2012 3:10pm ‐ May 30, 2012 6:00pm


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Learning Objectives:

  • Can you describe the main mechanisms of severe or fetal envenoming?
  • Can you compare the variety of specific and non-specific therapeutic interventions that might be effective?
  • Can you outline some of the successful applications of animal toxin structures for drug design?
  • Can you describe how venoms are disseminated after a poisonous snakebite on an extremity?
  • Can you list the proposal first aid measures for delaying dissemination of venoms? 
  • Can you evaluate the scientific studies that support or refute methods of snake bite first aid?
  • Can you review the clinical effects and antivenom dosing in Brown Snake (Pseudonaja spp) envenoming?
  • Can you describe ischemic stroke induced by Bothrops Lanceolatus envenomation?
  • Can you describe the European gradation table for Viper bites?
  • Can you review the European epidemiological data of snakebites in Europe?
  • Can you name the three identifying characteristics of rattlesnakes?
  • Can you identify the appropriate, useful first aid measures to use in the United States after crotaline snakebite?
  • Can you identify how to decide how and when to administer antivenom?
  • Can you describe the mechanisms of heart dysfunction occurring following severe scorpion envenomation?
  • Can you outline the pattern of left and right ventricular dysfunction due to scorpion envenomation?
  • Can you describe the symptomatic treatment of severe scorpion envenomation (oxygen, CPAP, inotropic drugs)?
  • Can you list the medically important spiders worldwide and their associated clinical syndromes?
  • Can you describe in detail the local and systemic effects of widow spider bite (latrodectism)?
  • Can you describe the clinical effects of cutaneous and systemic loxoscelism?

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