Safe Handling of Snakes in an ED Setting.

  title={Safe Handling of Snakes in an ED Setting.},
  author={Melanie Cockrell and Kristofer Swanson and April M. Sanders and Samuel J Prater and Toni von Wenckstern and JoAnn Mick},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  volume={43 1},
Efforts to improve consistency in management of snakes and venomous snake bites in the emergency department (ED) can improve patient and staff safety and outcomes, as well as improve surveillance data accuracy. The emergency department at a large academic medical center identified an opportunity to implement a standardized process for snake disposal and identification to reduce staff risk exposure to snake venom from snakes patients brought with them to the ED. METHODS A local snake… CONTINUE READING