Australian Bites & Stings: First Aid Guide to Australian Venomous Creatures
|Australia is home to many of the world’s most venomous snakes, spiders and marine animals, and bioCSL is the world’s sole producer of antivenoms for Australia’s most venomous creatures; a community service it began in the 1930s.
As part of bioCSL’s commitment to providing education to our community about the unique venomous creatures that may cross the paths of Australians, we have introduced a free smartphone app – Australian Bites & Stings: First Aid Guide to Australian Venomous Creatures – which hosts up-to-date first aid information.
This unique app will be of use to anyone planning to be out in Australia’s great outdoors – whether it be on the beach, camping, bushwalking or just gardening in a back yard!
‘If people are concerned about a bite or sting they should contact a healthcare professional immediately; however, if this is not an option and guidance is needed, a smartphone app is a great way to have first aid advice immediately at hand.”
- Dr Bill Nimo,
Deputy Director Emergency Medicine, Epworth Richmond Hospital
Download it for free!
||Australian Bites & Stings: First Aid Guide to Australian Venomous Creatures is available for
Dial 000 to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.
Watch a Mini-Documentary - The Making of Antivenom
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Read a Media Release -
Australians in the dark when it comes to first aid for venomous bites and stings.
Read the fact sheet -
About bioCSL and the history of antivenom
View the infographic -
Tools to treat Australian venomous creature bites & stings