Snakes Suck but You Shouldn’t: Appropriate Management of Snake Bites
This presentation will help educate members on how to assess and manage venomous snake bites appropriately as in some areas these cases might not be frequently seen. Participants will learn about the types of venomous snakes in North America as well as the difference between a “dry” bite and an envenomization. Participants will also be able to describe general management of each type of bite.
This activity is intended for pharmacists.
At the conclusion of the activity participants should be able to:
- Identify appropriate patients to be treated with antivenom
- Describe signs and symptoms including physical, neurological, and laboratory changes
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Phil Mentler, PharmD, BCPS
Course Director, Pharmacy
Darcy Snell, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Director, Pharmacy Networks
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 General CEU – Attendance