Understand the Risk for North American Pit Viper Envenomation and Know How to Act Quickly
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.
According to the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, approximately 8,000 venomous snakebites occur each year in the United States.2
Between 2000 and 2007, the number of pit viper bites reported to poison control centers has increased 243%.3
- The increase may partially reflect an increased use of US poison control centers
Strike Back Envenomation Education will help you prepare for every stage of a snakebite envenomation.