Be prepared in case a snake strikes!
If you are out and about or active in snake territory, this useful guide can help educate you about North American venomous pit viper snakes (including rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths), how to best avoid them, and what to do and what NOT to do should a snake strike happen!
Venomous snakebites by pit vipers are often seasonal and infrequent occurrences that need careful and immediate attention. Once you have called 911, use the App for calm, cool and appropriate support of the bite victim.
This App also works without signal, providing you with a list of hospitals that are trained in treating snakebites should you not be able to call 911 and need to take the victim directly to the Emergency Room yourself.
* Emergency support for snakebite emergencies
* Quick dial 911
* Checklist of actions you should and shouldn’t take in supporting the snakebite victim
* Venom Tracker photo tool to log spread of venom, which can help save significant diagnostic and treatment time when the victim gets to the ER
* Locate nearby hospitals that may stock CroFab® to treat venomous North American pit viper (crotalid) bites
* Education Center
* Learn about North American venomous snakes and how to identify them
* Learn how to keep safe from snakes and avoid getting bitten
* Find out where snakes have been spotted in your area, and add your own sightings to help others stay safe
The SnakeBite911 app comes from the manufacturers of CroFab® Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine), an antivenin product clinically proven to halt progression of envenomation from North American pit viper (crotalid) bites. Find out more at www.CroFab.com, which includes both includes both full Prescribing Information* and Important Safety Information**.
Selected Safety Information about CroFab®
In clinical trials, recurrent coagulopathy (the return of a coagulation abnormality after it has been successfully treated with antivenin), characterized by decreased fibrinogen, decreased platelets, and elevated prothrombin time, occurred in approximately half of the patients studied. Recurrent coagulopathy may persist for 1 to 2 weeks or more. Patients who experience coagulopathy due to snakebite should be monitored for recurrent coagulopathy for up to 1 week or longer.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
ZINC ref: NA-CRF-2016-1380