AEROFORM Snake Bite Bandage with Indicator 10cm x 4.5m roll
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An absolute essential when moving through the Australian bush, the AeroForm Premium Snake Bite Bandage with Indicators is a Premium Heavyweight Conforming Bandage perfect for use with the Pressure Immobilisation Technique, which is used for the treatment of all Australian snake and Funnel Web Spider bites, Blue Ringed Octopus and Cone Shell stings.
The pressure immobilization technique (PIT) was introduced for the treatment of Australian snake bites and is suitable for other elapid snake bites. It is also recommended for envenomation by a number of other animals. The PIT retards the flow of lymph by which venoms gain access to the circulation. It has also been shown that there may be inactivation of certain venoms and venom components when the injected venom remains trapped in the tissues by the pressure bandage.
Benefits of the Long and Short Snake Bite Bandages with Indicators
The 10cm X 4.5m Snake Bike Bandage is wider and longer than most crepe or elastic bandages, this bandage is of sufficient length to bandage an adult leg.
Use of the Pressure Immobilisation Technique According to ARC Guidelines*
The Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT) is recommended for application to bites and stings by the following creatures.
- All Australian venomous snakes, including sea snakes [Class A; LOE III]
- Funnel Web spider [Class A; LOE IV]
- Blue-ringed octopus [Class B; LOE Expert Consensus Opinion]
- Cone shell [Class B; LOE Expert Consensus Opinion]
The Pressure Immobilisation Technique is NOT recommended for the first aid management of:
- other spider bites including redback;
- jellyfish stings;
- fish stings including stonefish bites
- stings by scorpions, centipedes or beetles.
* According to Guideline 9.4.8.
Indicators show when the correct level of compression is achieved
The unique stitching technology ensures the correct pressure is evenly applied over the entire limb.