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…..vomiting. Glands in the groin or armpit will become tender as they swell, and profuse sweating will become evident. Once bitten, the person should be kept under constant observation. The use of ice or a cold compress for up to twenty minutes to help ease the pain is recommended. Remember, do not allow the ice to have direct contact with the skin. Contact the emergency services as soon as possible and follow their advice. The venom acts slowly, so there is approximately a three-hour window before serious illness usually develops.
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 pose 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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