Successful use of heat as first aid for tropical Australian jellyfish stings

Little, Mark, Fitzpatrick, Richard, and Seymour, Jamie (2016) Successful use of heat as first aid for tropical Australian jellyfish stings. Toxicon, 122. pp. 142-144.

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Abstract

Currently the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends dousing with vinegar followed by ice as first aid for jellyfish stings in tropical Australia, with limited evidence to support this recommendation (Li et al., 2013). We report our successful experience in using hot water immersion as first aid in treating two people stung by venomous tropical Australian jellyfish, one by Chironex fleckeri and one by Carukia barnesi.

Item ID: 46060
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1879-3150
Keywords: jellyfish; first aid; hot water; cubozoan; Chironex fleckeri; Carukia barnesi
Funders: Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation (QEMRF)
Projects and Grants: QEMRF grant EMPG-205R22-2014
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 03:06
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111506 Toxicology (incl Clinical Toxicology) @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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