Envenomations in the US, Regional Issues, and Therapeutic Controversies

Return to Emergency and Urgent Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

1. Compare and contrast local reactions and systemic reactions in patients who present with envenomation.
2. Distinguish the different species of snakes, scorpions and spiders endemic to specific regions.
3. Formulate treatment strategies for patients with snake, scorpion or spider envenomations.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016

Robert W. Kilgo, MD, FACEP, RDMS, Attending Physician, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine; University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/16/2013
Course expires: 
09/15/2016
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