What are the signs and symptoms of fire ant bites?
A non-healing bite wound
A painful burning sensation
What is commonly produced by North American scorpion stings?
A local, painful reaction
Which is true of Brown Recluse spider bites?
Characterized by a wound that heals slowly
Easy to distinguish from other poorly healing wounds
Immediately painful and progress to muscle cramping
Common in the Rocky Mountain region
How are non-healing wounds that are suspected spider bites treated?
With localized ice therapy
With a pressure immobilization bandage
As any other soft tissue wound
With Brown Recluse anti-venom
Which concept is the basis for snake bite evacuation guidelines?
The definitive treatment of snake venom poisoning is antivenom
North American snakebites are frequently lethal
The venom must be kept in the extremity, and kept cool
Signs and symptoms of rattlesnake bite appear quickly, or not at all
Which of the following are accepted treatments for North American rattlesnake bites?
Use a suction device to remove venom
Keep yourself and the patient calm
Use a constriction bandage
Cool, but do not freeze the limb
What is the recommended method for removal of an embedded tick?
Smother it with Vaseline or similar substance
Grasp near its head with tweezers and pull straight and steady
Apply heat to the tick's posterior until it releases
Immerse the body part in water and drown the tick
What is an evacuation threshold for a person ill after exposure to ticks?
Fever of 99°F (37°C)
Fever, rash and flu-like symptoms