Snakes on a Plain

John C. MacGregor IV
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 00:18:39 PDT

I interpreted "pressure bandage" to mean a tourniquet to limit the spread of the venom through the blood vessels and keep it from reaching the heart before an antivenin could be administered.  Am I wrong in this assumption?

John C. MacGregor IV
Horticultural Consultant
South Pasadena,  CA
USDA Zone 9
Sunset Zones 21/23

On Nov 2, 2013, at 10:40 PM, "Leo A. Martin" <> wrote:

>> Pressure bandage is required for all toxic
>> Australian snakes...
> On my next bulb hunting expedition to Australia, if I find myself in the wild, for
> example in the plains where the yellow Crinum grow, and I encounter a poisonous snake, I
> would like to know how to use one of these devices. But first-aid terminology in the US
> seems to be somehow different than in Australia, and here a pressure bandage would be a
> wide bandage applied over a wound to stanch bleeding, so would you mind explaining what
> "pressure bandage" means in Australia? We might save a lot of bulb hunter's lives with
> this information.
> Leo Martin
> Phoenix Arizona USA
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