This course contains the most factual information currently available on medically important spiders and scorpions. It’s designed to equip participants with the knowledge and understanding that when a spider or scorpion medical emergency occurs, it can be dealt with effectively and quickly.

It covers identification characteristics, symptoms, recommended first aid treatment. It also answers the questions of when self-medication is an option, or when professional medical assistance is required.

No prior knowledge of spiders or scorpions is necessary.

Introduction: Spiders and scorpion pose a serious health threat in many places around the world. Bites and stings from these creatures cost millions of dollars each year in the form of emergency evacuations, medical treatment and lost production.

It is vital to understand and treat a spider bite or scorpions sting before an emergency occurs. This is especially true if you have medical staff on-site, or your area of operation is far from a major medical facility. The First aid for spider bites and scorpion stings course is aimed at medics and first aid personnel who must deal with spider and scorpion related injuries.

Duration is half day and includes a presentation, first aid guide and workbook. The course is presented in English.