Spider Bite and Scorpion Sting First Aid Course, Kloofendal Nature Reserve

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Sat Nov 14, 09:00 - Sat Nov 14, 13:00
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Kloofendal Nature Reserve

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Jonathan Leeming is author of 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, Steve Biko Academic Hospital, The Eswatini Antivenom Foundation, and various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Best selling author, international professional speaker and award winning conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.


This spider bite and scorpion sting first aid course will give the participants the understanding and knowledge to:


  • Prepare for a spiderbite or scorpion sting emergency. 
  • Act effectively in the case of a spiderbite of scorpion sting. 
  • Apply effective first aid. 
  • Understand when professional medical intervention is required. 


No prior knowledge of spiders or scorpions is necessary.


Introduction


  • Welcome
  • The ego effect
  • Overview of Southern African envenomations
  • Roles and responsibility
  • Sources of Understanding
  • Venom


Spiders


  • Introduction
  • Identification
  • Medically important spiders
  • Button spiders
  • Sac spider
  • Violin spider
  • Six eyed sand spider
  • Other spiders
  • First aid
  • When to consult a doctor?
  • What not to do!
  • Canine envenomation


Scorpions


  • Introduction
  • Identification
  • Venomosity rule of thumb
  • Highly venomous scorpions
  • Mildly venomous scorpions
  • Weakly venomous scorpions
  • Symptoms
  • Comparative symptoms
  • First aid
  • When to consult a doctor
  • What not to do!
  • Canine Envenomation


Closing


  • Bites of unknown origin
  • First aid kit supplies
  • MRSA
  • Poison information helpline
  • South African vaccine producers
  • Downloads, resources and further information


Suitable for all age groups.


Presented by Jonathan Leeming


Jonathan Leeming is author of 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 


He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation. Best selling author, international professional speaker and award winning conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.


For more details please go to https://www.scorpions.co.za/spider-bite-course-14nov/

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Spider Bite and Scorpion Sting First Aid Course, Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Kloofendal Nature Reserve
Veronica St, Kloofendal, Roodepoort, 1709, South Africa
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