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…..and possible unconsciousness, leading to a life-threatening event if not treated within ten minutes of the bite. The emergency services should be alerted immediately that a bite event has occurred. Applying a pressure bandage or similar combined with the person being kept as still as possible is recommended. Where possible, photograph the spider but do not attempt to capture it. Antivenom is available for funnel-web spider bites in Australia.
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Tomorrow we will take a look at the New Zealand Spiders that pope a threat.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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