Welcome to Strike Back Envenomation Education

Our mission is to provide educational information and resources to help you prepare the best treatment possible at every stage of a pit viper envenomation.

Prepare. Protect. Perform.

How to Treat a Snakebite

Use the interactive guide with step-by-step instructions on how to treat a snakebite.


Review resources on the treatment algorithm for the management of crotaline snakebites.


Achieving Control

Learn about resolving all 3 critical components of pit viper envenomation in order to achieve initial control.


Myths About Treatment

Find out which common treatment myths to avoid when treating North American pit viper envenomation.


Snakes in Your State

Learn which snakes you may encounter in your area by visiting our interactive map.

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About Pit Viper Envenomation

Learn about the impact North American pit viper envenomation can have on your patients.


Did You Know?

98% of venomous snakebites in the United States are from the North American pit viper, including copperheads, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes.1 Make sure you're prepared with treatment that covers this entire range.

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.

Review information about North American pit viper envenomation and its impact on patients.


1. Gummin DD, Mowry JB, Spyker DA, Brooks DE, Fraser MO, Banner W. 2016 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 34th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol. 2017;55(10):1072-1252. 2. Frequently Asked Questions. Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation website. Ufwildlife.ifas.ufl.edu/venomous_snake_faqs.shtml. Accessed May 23, 2018. 3. Spiller HA, Bosse GM, Ryan ML. Use of antivenom for snakebites reported to United States poison centers. Am J Emerg Med. 2010;28(7):780-785.