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Online First Aid Course

First Aid is defined as the medical attention that is given to an ill or injured person before medical experts arrive on the scene. This course follows Nationally Accepted guidelines and is valid for 2 years.

Chapter 8: Bites and Sting Emergencies

Defined:

Accidents from bites and stings can happen at home, work or even while you are traveling. It’s important to understand the various types of bites and stings and what First Aid care should be provided. If one experiences an allergic reaction to the bite / sting, First Aid may involve the use of an epinephrine pen (Chapter 7).

Causes:

Animal and human bites
Bee, Wasp stings
Insect (ant), spider and snake bites
Jellyfish sting
Scorpion bites and stings
Ticks

Signs and Symptoms:

Abdominal pain
Feeling generally unwell
Joint pain
Lack of appetite
Muscle spasms
Puncture marks on the skin
Rash, headache and fever