Incoagulable blood or spontaneous systemic bleeding Neurotoxic signs Hypotension, shock, cardiac arrythmia Local swelling involving more than half of the bitten limb Rapid extension of swelling within a few hours of bites of hands or feet Where the patient is a child with any or most minor bitesRef KMA Documents
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Antivenom is most effective when given via IV infusion over 30-60minutes. IV push is recommended for a loading dose for initial management of neurotoxic bites. Continuously monitor for initial 10-15 minutes & while the infusion runs to detect and manage any reactions.