Essential Spider Bite First Response

11th April 2021, Kraal Resturant, Kibler park.

Date 11th April 2021

Time 11am to 12:30pm

Location Kraal Restaurant, Kibler park.

Bookings Please book via the link below. Bookings are limited as per social distancing procedures. Tea and coffee will be served. This is a fund raising event for The Klipriversberg Nature Reserve Association.

Details Jonathan Leeming is a leading authority of spider bites and scorpion stings in Southern Africa, consulting for various medical institutions on the subjects of spider bites and scorpion stings. Jonathan will be presenting a structured framework that provides the understanding and knowledge that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a spider, and provide the ability to create the best possible outcome, should a spider bite occur in both humans and pets.

Topics include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where venomous animals occur.
  • Zone risk assessment.
  • Medically important spiders 
  • Common non-medically important  spiders. 
  • Venom.
  • 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.

Map to venue

The following books will be available for sale during the event.

A card machine will be available. 

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is author of 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. Best selling author, international professional speaker and award winning conservationist, Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.
Jonathan is Jonathan Leeming is a proud recipient of a 2020 Eco-Logic Environmental award for One World and associated presentations, workshops, activities and free resources.
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