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.

Recent changes:
Bug fixes, faster loading and enhanced security
Add to list
Free
71
3.6
User ratings
150
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
21303 kb
Screenshots
Screenshot of Australian Bites and Stings Screenshot of Australian Bites and Stings Screenshot of Australian Bites and Stings Screenshot of Australian Bites and Stings
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.

Recent changes:
Bug fixes, faster loading and enhanced security

User reviews of Australian Bites and Stings
Write the first review for this app!
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 2, 2015
Will save your life or the life of others. Worthwhile downloading.
A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
Life saving app! This is definitely a must have app if you're planning to go Down Under. Know what to do if you got stung or bitten. Better safe than sorry!
A Google User
Jan 15, 2015
Great app but 'compression' is not the C in DRSABCD it is CPR App is excellent but please change the error in DRSABCD as the C is for CPR not compression, it is misleading and confusing
A Google User
Oct 28, 2014
Must have app
A Google User
Sep 13, 2014
Fantastic
Version 1000000
Version 1000000