Myths and misconceptions are prevalent in treatment of snake envenomation. In this video lecture, an expert toxicologist and emergency medicine physician corrects these myths and reviews appropriate management of bites from venomous snakes common in the United States, including advances in antivenom agents that have improved outcomes and decreased adverse events.
- Describe current recommendations for treatment of snake bites
- Identify the appropriate use of available antivenom agents
- Implement strategies to counsel patients about proper treatment options for snake bites
NPs and PAs
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ANCC Credit Designation
NP course advisor: Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, APRN, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 0.50 hour of pharmacology credit.
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until April 14, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA course advisor: Janelle Bludorn, MS, PA-C, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from BTG International Inc.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Ms Bludorn: financial/material support: Butterfly.
Dr Greene: consultant/speakers bureau: BTG International.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose, except Ms Bludorn as noted above.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- View the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.
Release date: April 15, 2021
Expiration date: April 14, 2022
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