Irukandji syndrome is a painful, potentially lethal condition caused by certain jellyfish from the Cubozoa class (box jellyfish) species. Although the sting is usually mild, systemic symptoms resembling a catecholamine surge can result in approximately half an hour, including tachycardia, hypertension, severe pain, muscle cramping, and is often followed by hypotension, pulmonary edema, and potentiallyContinue reading “Irukandji Syndrome – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf”
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The use of magnesium sulphate and morphine vs. morphine-only in Irukandji syndrome: a retrospective review of ambulance data | Australasian Journal of Paramedicine
The use of magnesium sulphate and morphine vs. morphine-only in Irukandji syndrome: a retrospective review of ambulance data | Australasian Journal of Paramedicine — Read on ajp.paramedics.org/index.php/ajp/article/view/711
New Free App for Snakebite in South Africa!
New FREE snake app for South Africa. Useful and relevant info. Well done Johan and team! To download the free first aid for snakebite app (also includes snake identification, removals and free posters) go to:Android: https://t.co/BpG66qgeCFIOS: https://t.co/hxJtt5jymZ — KimberleyEM (@KimberleyEM112) July 23, 2018
Oh you’re poison
Venomous snake experts from The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine are helping the Natural History Museum in London put on a exhibition about venomous creatures from around the globe. The exhibition is called Venom: Kill and Cure and will be on show at the Natural History Museum, London, until 13th May. At up to 3… viaContinue reading “Oh you’re poison”
Hot water immersion v icepacks for treating C fleckeri stings: a randomised controlled trial
Hot water immersion v icepacks for treating C fleckeri stings: a randomised controlled trial https://t.co/juMWMId7hT #openaccess #boxjellies pic.twitter.com/0ZqH9BHNxt — MJA (@theMJA) April 4, 2017
Once Bitten, When to Fly?
It is very exciting to introduce Tim Wallace, flight nurse from the Top End, on a topic sorely neglected for a website coming from Australia – animals that can kill you. Actually, perhaps Tim can introduce Tim. “When I was a researcher working for a haematologist, I wanted to be a paramedic, but I endedContinue reading “Once Bitten, When to Fly?”