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Procedure Kit/Trays, Emergency, Snake Bites

Definition : Prepackaged collections of the devices and supplies (i.e., either custom or standard kits) needed for initial emergency treatment of snake bites. Items in these kits usually include adhesive bandages, ammonia inhalant, antiseptic towelettes, a suction pump with adapter, insect sting wipe-ups, a lancet appropriate to treat snake bites, povidone-iodine (PVP) wipe-ups, and a tourniquet. The kits are frequently supplied in supporting trays (i.e., procedure trays) consisting of a flat-bottomed receptacle with a border around the periphery supporting all the instruments and supplies needed for the procedure; the trays are usually covered or wrapped. Snake bites emergency procedure kits and trays are intended for the treatment of puncture wounds inflicted by snakes' fangs before anti-venom can be administered. They are used in the field, at home, and in emergency rooms.

Entry Terms : "Snake Bite Emergency Procedure Kit/Trays" , "Snake Bite Kits"

UMDC code : 13629

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