Essential Spider Bite First Response

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming

Introduction

This Essential Spider Bite First Response Seminar provides a structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a spider, and provide the best possible outcome, should a spider bite occur in both humans and pets. 

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • Risk assessment.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where spiders occur.
  • Venom.
  • Medically important spiders.
  • Non-medically important spiders.
  • Spiderbite misdiagnosis.
  • Envenomation.
  • Antihistamine, antibacterial and antivenom.
  • Responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Participants get access to exclusive spider bite related online resources that will help them implement what they learn.

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.

Presentation

  • Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.
  • Duration is 45 minutes.
  • This presentation can be presented online as a virtual presentation. 
  • Participants get access to exclusive spider bite related online resources that will help them implement what they learn.

Outcomes

  • Understand how to reduce the risk of being bitten.
  • Identify medically important spiders.
  • React to an encounter with a spider in the correct manner. 
  • Prepare for a spider bite emergency. 
  • Respond competently in case of a spider bite.

Ideal for?

  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Employees who work in areas inhabited by snakes. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. 

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He as written 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation.  Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.
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