Australia is home to some of the world’s most venomous creatures! Learn more about them and what to do in an emergency situation if you, or someone with you is bitten or stung by a venomous snake, spider, jellyfish, aquatic creature or creepy crawly! While deaths due to venomous bites and stings are rare in Australia, it’s important to apply the appropriate first aid and seek urgent medical care to help improve a victim’s outcome.
Download the Australian Bites & Stings App so that the information is available on your phone, even without internet connection, so that you are prepared in Australia’s great outdoors, or at home.This app has been prepared for Australia by Seqirus – one of the world’s few manufacturers of antivenoms – thanks to The Australian Government and the expert assistance of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU).
The App includes:
• First Aid instructions on what to do if bitten or stung by a venomous creature.
• A step-by-step guide to DRSABCD and the Pressure Immobilisation Technique, including expert commentary on why it’s important.
• Information and pictures of venomous spiders, aquatic creatures, jellyfish and creepy crawlies, with maps showing how they may be distributed around Australia.
• 'Be Prepared', 'Bush Safety' and 'Beach Safety' information with a checklist of some essentials for when you venture out.
• Audio resuscitation guide.
• Emergency services call button.
Download the free Australian Bites & Stings App now!
Please note: Information contained in this guide has been designed to provide assistance for the general public on Australian venomous creatures. This guide is specific to Australian fauna, and is based on local resuscitation and envenoming first aid management guidelines published by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). The information provided is to be used as a reference only and not intended as a substitute for professional first aid training and techniques. Call 000to seek urgent medical advice or assistance.
Authorship and review contributions outlined in the credits section of the app.
Fourth Edition © 2020 Seqirus™ is a trademark of Seqirus UK Limited or its affiliates. Seqirus (Australia) Pty Ltd. ABN 66 120 398 067. Melbourne, Victoria 3052. Date of preparation December 2020. SEQ/AVAT/0520/0165.
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Ratings and Reviews
Looks like a very useful app. I'd rate it higher if the app bypassed the auto lock like some apps do. You don't want to be having to keep touching the screen to keep it active, particularly whilst trying to apply first aid.
Lacking in specific detail and limited creatures
Very limited detail most of which recommends calling emergency services!
Information is generalised between several creatures which means that specific treatment is missing.
There is no Australian stonefish listed and I would imagine that there are quite a few other venomous or potentially dangerous species that have not been included, I think I’d be better off googling treatment if became necessary, hopefully the app will be developed a lot more
Could be great
Great app I just wish it had more photos and easier to help identify the creatures and more information about that creature and how deadly it actually is. This could be so much more but just lacking. The best thing about the app is that you access the information in remote areas.
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- 105.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires a Mac with Apple M1 chip and macOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.