There are approximately 5,000 to 9,000 snakebites a year that present to emergency departments in the United States. 98% of venomous snakebites are from the North American pit viper. Since the consequences of pit viper envenomation may be severe, it’s important to understand the impact of venom on the patient and follow an established treatment protocol. That’s why this Strike Back Envenomation Education series will help you understand the risks and know how to act quickly.
Mark Ryan, PharmDPeer
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