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Snakebite Management in the United States
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Thomas C. Arnold, M.D., and Robert A. Barish, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Arnold is Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Barish is Chancellor, the LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA.

Within the past 12 months, Dr. Arnold and Dr. Barish report no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Release Date: 03/15/2010
Termination Date: 03/15/2013

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • List the presenting signs and symptoms of snake bites in North America
  • Discuss important aspects in pre-hospital and hospital management of the snakebite victim
  • Describe the risks and benefits of antivenom therapy after snakebite and its indications
  • Discuss the challenges associated with currently available antivenom products and future directions in antivenom development.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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