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Articles in Category: Snake-bite

Bio-Ken's International Snakebite Seminar - 2016

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Bio-Ken News, Snake-bite on Thursday, 04 August 2016.

5th and 6th November 2016, Watamu - Entry 3,000/-

Bio-Ken's International Snakebite Seminar - 2016

The tenth International Snakebite Snakebite Seminar dates are now set. The seminar, hosted by Bio-Ken and JAAT, will take place on the 5th and 6th November 2016 at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu - Kenya.

The two day seminar will focus on the Natural History of reptiles, and more specifically venomous snakes as well as the correct management of snakebite.

2014 Snakebite Seminar Overview

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Bio-Ken News, Snake-bite on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

2014 Snakebite Seminar Overview

The Ninth Bio-Ken International Snakebite Seminar will take place in Watamu next weekend.

It all kicks off on the evening of Thursday 23rd October 2014 with an informal gathering at Hemingways Resort where delegates, speakers and guests can get together in a relaxed atmosphere and mingle. This will be from 6.30pm onwards with a cash bar.

Bio-Ken's International Snakebite Seminar - 2014

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Bio-Ken News, Snake-bite on Saturday, 31 May 2014.

24th and 25th October 2014

Bio-Ken's International Snakebite Seminar - 2014

The Ninth International Snakebite Snakebite Seminar dates are now set. The seminar, hosted by Bio-Ken and JAAT, will take place on the 24th and 25th October 2014 at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu - Kenya.

The two day seminar will focus on the Natural History of reptiles, and more specifically venomous snakes as well as the correct management of snakebite.

Black Mamba bite survivor

Posted in Bio-Ken News, Snake-bite on Tuesday, 12 November 2013.

Thirteen year old boy makes speedy recovery after receivng anti-venom

Black Mamba bite survivor

A thirteen year old boy, Benjamin Menza, who was bitten by a Black Mamba at Jimba near Watamu on Sunday morning is now recovering well, and has left hospital.

He was bitten around 9am, and arrived at the snake farm at 10.30am in a very bad way, Sanda rushed him to Watamu Nursing Home, arriving by 10.45am, along with a number of vials of SAIMR Poly-V antivenom, where she met Royjan and Clare Taylor of Bio-Ken and Dr. Eugine Erulu.

Prof. David Warrell snake-bite interviews

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Snake-bite on Tuesday, 13 August 2013.

Prof. Warrell answers questions from David Williams on the problem of snakebite in the rural tropics and Sub Saharan Africa

Prof. David Warrell snake-bite interviews

David Williams of the Global Snakebite Initiative interviews Professor Warrell of Oxford University about a range of snakabite issues.

The first interview, filmed in November 2010 is on the problem of Snakebite in the rural tropics.
David Williams asks David Warrell to explain why snakebite is such a problem in the rural tropics and what the global community needs to do to improve the treatment and to prevent deaths and disabilities caused by snakebite.

Pressure Bandage use on Snake Bite

Posted in Snake-bite on Sunday, 19 May 2013.

Why the use of Pressure Bandages is NOT recommended in East Africa snakebite first aid

Pressure Bandage use on Snake Bite

We are occasionally asked for our opinion regarding the use of pressure bandaging in snakebite first aid. Our current position at Bio-Ken on its use is described below.

Many publications on snake bite treatment continue to advocate the use of pressure bandaging. This was first found to be useful in Australia where all the venomous snakes cause neurotoxic symptoms (which cause paralysis).

Even so, it was found that most people did not have sufficient stretchy bandage available within the first few minutes after a bite (it is useless if applied later as the venom spreads rapidly), and seldom knew how to apply it at the correct tension. As a result precious time was wasted which would have been better used in getting the patient to a medical facility.

Snakebite Seminar Presentations

Posted in Snakebite Seminar, Snake-bite on Thursday, 22 November 2012.

View a selection of slide presentations from the 2012 Snakebite Seminar

Snakebite Seminar Presentations

All currently available presentations from the recent 8th Bio-Ken Snakebite Seminar can be found on our Slideshare account.

Further content and discussion generated from the seminar will be uploaded over the coming weeks, so please look out for updates on our blog and social media accounts.

 

 

CME - Continuing Medical Education

Posted in Snake-bite on Tuesday, 13 November 2012.

Vol 30, No 10 (2012): Snake bites, spider bites and scorpion stings

CME - Continuing Medical Education

Following the recent Bio-Ken Snakebite Seminar, we have a host of fresh, informative content, thanks to our visiting speakers and a weekend of networking and discussions among the 150 seminar attendees. Over the coming months we will consolidate and share much of this content online, please keep an eye on our Social Media accounts for links to the content as and when it goes live on our website.

A snippet of such content comes from the very informative lecture given by Professor Warrell on The Correct Management of Severe Scorpion Stings in Africa. As many of our readers are aware, there was a recent severe scorpion sting in Meru National Park. This case provided the basis for one of the lectures at the seminar.