Australian Bites and Stings

Australia is home to many of the worlds most venomous creatures. Learn more about Australias venomous creatures and what to do if you are bitten or stung. Download the Australian bites & stings app and be prepared before you head out into Australias great outdoors!The Australian bites & stings app is a must-have for families, travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, emergency medicine professionals and anyone workingoutdoors.This app has been prepared especially for Australia by Seqirus one of the worlds few manufacturers of antivenoms with the expert assistance of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU).The app includes:A Be Prepared checklist to equip you with the essentials before you venture out into Australias great outdoors.Instructions on what to do if you are bitten or stung.Emergency services call button.A guide to basic first aid, including the Pressure Immobilisation Technique method.A guide to venomous snake species and their distribution in Australia.Information on spiders, aquatic creatures, jellyfish and insects & creepy crawlies.Audio Resuscitation guide.Download the free Australian bites & stings app today.Please note: Information contained in this guide has been designed to provideassistance for the general public on Australian venomous creatures. This guideis specific to Australian fauna, and is based on local resuscitation and envenoming first aid management guidelines. The information provided is to be used as a referenceonly and not intended as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques.Call 000 to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.Second edition critical review contributions:Assoc Prof Bill Nimorakiotakis, Epworth HospitalFirst edition authorship contributions:Assoc Prof Bill Nimorakiotakis, Epworth HospitalDr Kenneth Winkel, Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU)First edition critical review contributions:Assoc Prof Jim Tibballs,Royal Children's Hospital MelbourneDr David Porter, Life Saving VictoriaDr Peter Fenner, James Cook UniversityProf John Pearn, Royal Children's Hospital BrisbaneAssoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Children's Hospital, AdelaidePhotos credited to:Peter Mirtschin, Venom SuppliesKen Walker, Museum VictoriaRobert Raven, Queensland MuseumPeter Fenner, James Cook UniversityLisa Gerschwin, Australian Marine Stinger Advisory ServicesB. Livett, The University of MelbourneAssoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Children's Hospital, AdelaideAssoc Prof Jamie Seymour, Director, Tropical Australian Stinger Research Unit, James Cook University, CairnsMorgan Talbot (photo obtained courtesy of Australian Museum)Dr Sandra Rennie (photo obtained courtesy of Dr Ken Winkel, AVRU)Greg Calvert (sea snake images)Alberto Romeo (mauve stinger jellyfish image)Mike Johnston (sea nettle jellyfish image)Gary Stephenson (various snakes)Shane Black (various snakes)Third Edition 2018 Seqirus is a trademark of Seqirus UK Limited or its affiliates. Seqirus (Australia) Pty Ltd. ABN 66 120 398 067. 63 Poplar Road Parkville, Victoria 3052. Date of preparation August 2018. SEQ/AVAT/0818/0075This guide is copyright. Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of private study or use, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission by Seqirus Pty Ltd.
Operating System iOS
System RequirementsRequires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.