That stick bit me! SAQ by Anonymous

 
This SAQ is worth 14 marks

A 23 year old man presents 15 minutes after being bitten on the left ankle by a snake.

Question 1.
List five (5) features on examination which support the diagnosis of envenomation. (5 marks)


1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________________________________



Question 1.
What five (5) actions are required for the specific treatment of a patient with a confirmed brown snake envenomation?
(5 marks)

1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________________________________

5. _______________________________________________________________________________



Question 3.
Briefly describe four (4) current controversies in snakebite envenomation management.
(4 marks)


1. _______________________________________________________________________________

2. _______________________________________________________________________________

3. _______________________________________________________________________________

4. _______________________________________________________________________________



That stick bit me!: The Answer SAQ by Anonymous

 
This SAQ is worth 14 marks

A 23 year old man presents 15 minutes after being bitten on the left ankle by a snake.

Question 1.
List five (5) features on examination which support the diagnosis of envenomation. (5 marks)



Question 1.
What five (5) actions are required for the specific treatment of a patient with a confirmed brown snake envenomation?
(5 marks)

Examiner Comments: Failure to mention administration of antivenom was considered a serious error

Question 3.
Briefly describe four (4) current controversies in snakebite envenomation management.
(4 marks)