Title

Assessing and managing spider and scorpion envenomation Read More: http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/en.23.7.32.s28

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Originally Published In

Emergency Nurse

Volume Number

23

Issue Number

7

Page Numbers

32-39

Abstract

Envenomation by spiders or scorpions is a public health problem in many parts of the world and is not isolated to the tropics and subtropics. Spiders and scorpions can be unintentionally transported globally, and keeping them as pets is becoming more popular, so envenomation can occur anywhere. Emergency nurses should be prepared to assess and treat patients who present with a bite or sting. This article gives an overview of the signs, symptoms and treatment of envenomation by species of arachnids that are clinically significant to humans.
Read More: http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/en.23.7.32.s28