We recently conducted a street survey to see if people knew how to properly administer first aid for snakebite. We’d give a crisp fiver to the first person who knew. The results were eye-opening.
While many people knew that applying bandages is an important step in treating a snake bite, very few knew where the bandages should actually go and what way to put them.
As you’ll see in the following video: out of the many people surveyed, only one was able to correctly demonstrate how to apply the bandages.
According to Jack, “It was surprising to see how little people actually knew about first aid for snake bites, considering how often people encounter them. Most people knew that applying bandages is important, they weren’t sure where or how to do it properly. This highlights the importance of educating the public on basic first aid techniques.”
Not all snakes are venomous, and even venomous snake bites aren’t always lethal. However, it’s still important to take snake bites seriously and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Proper treatment can make a significant difference in the outcome of a snake bite, and it’s essential to know what to do in case of an emergency.
To help educate the public on basic first aid techniques and prepare for emergencies like snake bites, we’ve put together an expert-approved guide on snake bite first aid. In this guide, you’ll find all the information you need to know about how to properly treat a snake bite, including what to do immediately after a bite and how to properly apply bandages.
Don’t let a venomous encounter leave you in the dust – knowledge is power, and with the right information, you’ll be prepared to handle any snakebite emergency. Be sure to watch the eye-opening video and read our guide on snake bite first aid to ensure you’re fully informed and ready to act in case of a snake bite emergency.