Snakebite affects the lives of thousands of people every year; seriously injuring men, women and children of all ages, and claiming lives.
Remarkably snakebite is not a disease without a treatment, but sadly many hundreds of thousands of victims go untreated every year. Snake antivenoms, which were first developed in the 1890′s, offer the potential to save many, many lives, but high costs, poor availability, and in some cases, poor quality products produced by unscrupulous manufacturer’s have eroded confidence in antivenom immunotherapy, and many governments simply put the problem in the too-hard basket.
Snakebite present major challenges to companies working in rural and far remote areas. Snakes are remarkable animals, successful on land (on-shore) and sea (off-shore), forest, grassland, lakes, and desert. Companies are going in search of business and natural resources to quite and far remote areas (believe me they don’t follow snakes around their facilities) but the snakes do like their company so they can find something fresh and new to eat. We are scared of them and they too are scared of us but our quest of natural resources/reserves and their to food help us to find each other most often.
There are 4 types of poisonous snakes in Pakistan.
1) Common Cobra (Naja Naja)
2) Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus)
3) Russell’s Viper (Lundi)
4) Saw Scaled Viper
Their venom is a combination of numerous substances with varying effects. In simple terms, these can be divided into 4 categories:
1) Cytotoxins: This causes local tissue damage.
2) Hematoxins: This causes internal bleeding.
3) Neurotoxins: This affects the nervous system.
4) Cardiotoxins: This type of venom affects directly on the heart and choking it to death within minutes.
Bites by venomous snakes result in a wide range of effects, from simple puncture wounds to life threatening illness and death.
First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan is a training and consultancy organization led by training experts who provides a range of training programs to help companies and communities to control workplace emergencies, administer first aid, cpr, aed and help them set up EMS Systems in place to avoid losses. FATSAL Pakistan is best option for your training needs and is the first ever training company in Pakistan offering specialized training on Snakebite Management.
First Aid to Save a Life (FATSAL) Pakistan is pleased to announce a specialized Snakebite Management Training to educate the public on how to avoid these encounters, correct first aid procedures and up to date treatment of snakebite to help save lives.
Next Session – March 11, 2013 in Lahore
Snakebite (First Aid &) Management Training changes the attitude of the people in management of snake bite victims and is one of the effective ways in decreasing mortality. FATSAL can help organizations plan a campaigning about the proper first aid training for snakebite cases to improve the awareness level of workers, responders, and emergency teams.
FATSAL is the training company who believes in the quality of education and emphasize more and more on practicals during trainings. We have training equipments and share a conducive atmosphere with our trainees to help them learn and provide them a proven “seeing, hearing, doing, speaking, feeling” approach during our trainings.
We have comprehensive snakebite first aid kits for Snakebite First Aid & Management Training which gives a real hands on experience.
If you have a number of delegates with similar training needs, FATSAL Pakistan also offers cost-effective in-house or on-site training solutions.
To Your Health, Safety and Prosperity,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life Pakistan
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