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antivenom, crotalid, elapidae, envenomation, pit vipers, snake, snakebite treatment, venom



  1. Evans, Dian Dowling PhD, FNP
  2. Nelson, Leah Welbourn MSN, FNP


Abstract: This article discusses the current, evidence-based guidelines for managing venomous snakebites indigenous to the United States. A review of common varieties of venomous snakes, venom effects, risk factors for snakebites, and management strategies are presented to assist nurse practitioners in caring for snakebite victims