Life-saving Snakebite Protocol Announced by Staten Island University Hospital and Staten Island Zoo

To provide life-saving care for snake bite victims in the Tri-State area, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) and the Staten Island Zoo have put the finishing touches on a regional envenomation (antivenom) protocol. The venom program consists of a team of dedicated medical toxicologists trained in venomous bites, SIUH’s Regional Burn Center for wound care, and North Shore-LIJ’s Medical Helicopter, SkyHealth for the regional transport of patients and anti-venom in NYC, Long Island and parts of New Jersey.

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