All of the top ten venomous snakes are found in Australia
Around 3,000 people are bitten by snakes every year in Australia
600 Australians visit hospital a year due to snake bites
Australia is home to the deadliest snakes in the world, which makes every snake bite a potential medical emergency. When bitten, a mixture of toxic substances flows through your lymphatic system and can lead to sudden cardiac arrest.
Seek medical assistance immediately after a snake bite.
Restricting movement is crucial after a snake bite, because muscle movement stimulates the lymphatic system and speeds up the spread of venom throughout the body. Use a snake bite bandage to immobilise the area, without cutting off blood circulation.
Watch the video to learn how to apply a snake bite bandage.