nake Bite – information only
Warning snakes are active in Blue Derby region. Tiger Snakes & Copper Heads are here and are deadly. Make sure you have a bandage or 2, so you can apply a pressure immobilisation bandage.
First aid for snake bites
For all snake bites, provide emergency care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if needed. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage and keep the person calm and as still as possible until medical help arrives.
Avoid washing the bite area because any venom left on the skin can help identify the snake.
DO NOT apply a tourniquet, cut the wound or attempt to suck the venom out.
And don’t be tempted to ride any further. Even if you are by yourself!
Have a map with Telstra 4G Blue Tick phone hotspots.
Make sure you have a Telstra 4G Blue Tick Phone. A Telstra 4GX Buzz ($100) works a treat out here. Check out some maps from RideTassie.com, indicating mobile reception spots at Blue Derby (depending on your phone and weather conditions). (to come)
Install an Emergency app on your phone, so you can give your GPS location.
Install and emergency app on your phone. http://emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au/