Australian Bites and Stings

Australian Bites and Stings


Australia is home to many of the world's most venomous creatures. Learn more about Australia’s venomous creatures and what to do if you are bitten or stung. Download the Australian bites & stings app and be prepared before you head out into Australia’s great outdoors!

The Australian bites & stings app is a must-have for families, travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, emergency medicine professionals and anyone working outdoors.

This app has been prepared especially for Australia by bioCSL – one of the world's few manufacturers of antivenoms – with the expert assistance of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU).

The app includes:
• A ‘Be prepared’ checklist to equip you with the essentials before you venture out into Australia’s great outdoors.
• Instructions on what to do if you are bitten or stung.
• Emergency services call button.
• A guide to basic first aid, including the pressure bandaging and immobilisation (PBI) method.
• State by state guide to venomous snake locations.

Simple. Free. It could help save your life, or help you to save the life of someone else. Download the Australian bites & stings app today.

Please note: this app has been designed to provide assistance for the general public and is not intended as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques. The information provided is to be used as a reference only. Call 000 to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.

App author:
Maria Kouvelis, bioCSL

Reviewers:
Andra McClure, bioCSL
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
Kenneth Winkel, AVRU

First edition authors:
Rachel Jensen, CSL Limited
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
Tim Carroll, CSL Limited
Kenneth Winkel, AVRU

First edition reviewers:
Assoc Prof Jim Tibballs, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Dr David Porter, Life Saving Victoria
Dr Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Prof John Pearn, Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide

Photos:
Peter Mirtschin, Venom Supplies
Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Robert Raven, Queensland Museum
Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Lisa Gerschwin, Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services
B. Livett, The University of Melbourne
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Second Edition © 2013 bioCSL Pty Ltd, 63 Poplar Rd, Parkville VIC 3052 Australia.
This guide is copyright. Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of private study or use, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission by bioCSL Pty Ltd.

bioCSL™ is a trademark of CSL Limited. DC-6199. Date of preparation: November 2013.
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About Australian Bites and Stings
Australia is home to many of the world's most venomous creatures. Learn more about Australia’s venomous creatures and what to do if you are bitten or stung. Download the Australian bites & stings app and be prepared before you head out into Australia’s great outdoors!

The Australian bites & stings app is a must-have for families, travellers, outdoor enthusiasts, teachers, emergency medicine professionals and anyone working outdoors.

This app has been prepared especially for Australia by bioCSL – one of the world's few manufacturers of antivenoms – with the expert assistance of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU).

The app includes:
• A ‘Be prepared’ checklist to equip you with the essentials before you venture out into Australia’s great outdoors.
• Instructions on what to do if you are bitten or stung.
• Emergency services call button.
• A guide to basic first aid, including the pressure bandaging and immobilisation (PBI) method.
• State by state guide to venomous snake locations.

Simple. Free. It could help save your life, or help you to save the life of someone else. Download the Australian bites & stings app today.

Please note: this app has been designed to provide assistance for the general public and is not intended as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques. The information provided is to be used as a reference only. Call 000 to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.

App author:
Maria Kouvelis, bioCSL

Reviewers:
Andra McClure, bioCSL
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
Kenneth Winkel, AVRU

First edition authors:
Rachel Jensen, CSL Limited
Bill Nimorakiotakis, AVRU
Tim Carroll, CSL Limited
Kenneth Winkel, AVRU

First edition reviewers:
Assoc Prof Jim Tibballs, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Dr David Porter, Life Saving Victoria
Dr Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Prof John Pearn, Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women's and Childrens Hospital, Adelaide

Photos:
Peter Mirtschin, Venom Supplies
Ken Walker, Museum Victoria
Robert Raven, Queensland Museum
Peter Fenner, James Cook University
Lisa Gerschwin, Australian Marine Stinger Advisory Services
B. Livett, The University of Melbourne
Assoc Prof Julian White, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide

Second Edition © 2013 bioCSL Pty Ltd, 63 Poplar Rd, Parkville VIC 3052 Australia.
This guide is copyright. Apart from any fair dealings for the purposes of private study or use, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission by bioCSL Pty Ltd.

bioCSL™ is a trademark of CSL Limited. DC-6199. Date of preparation: November 2013.

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A Google User
Apr 4, 2014
Good peace of mind
A Google User
Feb 8, 2014
Still not working The content will not stay open. Info jumps all over the place. No use at all on HTC DESIRE X despite being told HTC issues had been resolved. Would be better buying a book!
A Google User
Feb 3, 2014
Much needed. A must have for the Australian outdoors.
A Google User
Dec 26, 2013
Good information but poor user interface This app provides some useful information however it is difficult to navigate which make the information hard to access.
A Google User
Dec 19, 2013
Good app