LFA First response supplies a range of snake bite kits and snake bite bandage that feature the correct tension indicator, designed to ensure correct firmness when treating a snake bite. We are an Australian family run business that prides itself on providing excellent customer service in a timely, friendly and knowledgeable manner. All products we stock have unbeatable use by dates, are registered with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) of Australia and are sourced from only the most trusted Australian suppliers. Below we provide information on how to accurately treat a snake bite. We also have put together a snake & spider bite leaflet that you can include in your kits.
To treat a snake bite we recommend following the DRSABCD rule first:
- D = Danger
Check for danger
- R = Response
Check for a response from the victim
- S = Send
Send for help
- A = Airway
Check the victim’s airway for any obstructions and to maintain the airway
- B = Breath
Check for breathing
- C = CPR
- D = Defibrillation
We recommend laying the snake bite victim down and providing reassurance to them – remember to stay calm. Wrap a snake bite bandage over the snake bite using the Pressure Immobilisation technique utilising the tension indicator to ensure the bandage has been applied using the correct firmness. Then wrap a roller bandage past the snakebite and as far up the limb as you’re able to. Apply a splint on the affected limb then make sure the victim stays still. Note the time the bite occurred and when you applied the bandage. Call triple zero (000) and wait with the victim. Make sure you monitor them and note any changes to their condition.
If a person collapses from a snake bite and they don’t appear to be breathing you must perform CPR straight away. Roll the victim onto their back, check their airway and apply 30 compressions. Provide 2 breaths then repeat the compressions (at a 30:2 ratio).
Types of snake bites
There are two types of snake bites, a venomous snake bite and a dry snake bite. A dry bite is when no venom has been successfully released – this is the most common snake bite. Always treat a snake bite as if venom has been injected.
Snake Bite Bandages & Kits
Along with individual bandages that are available as an individual bandage or in a 12 pack and come in a 4.5m or 10.5 metre length, bandages are also included in our snake bite kits. We have a Premium Snake & Spider Bite Kit that contains everything you need to respond to a snake bite. It is light, compact and practical and comes in a durable soft pack that can be worn on your belt. We also offer the Regulator Snake Bite Kit and a standard snake bite kit.
Order Snake Bite Bandages Today
Order snake bite bandages with the tension indicator online today. We offer free shipping on orders over $150. Or if you would like assistance, call our customer service team who will be able to answer any questions you have.