Envenomation by the pictured snake would be expected to produce which clinical effects?
- Bradycardia and hypotension
- Bruising and epistaxis
- Difficulty swallowing and muscle weakness
- Severe swelling and blistering
A patient is brought to the Emergency Department by EMS (Emergency Medical Services) from a house fire. The patient’s skin and urine are discolored as shown. What is the most likely cause of the discoloration?
A man was bitten twice on the dorsal radial aspect of his right hand while feeding his pet West African Bush Viper. The patient immediately tied multiple tourniquets around his right arm before presenting to the emergency department. During examination he is complaining of swelling and severe pain in his right upper extremity, but has no other complaints. What are the appropriate next steps in managing this patient?