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Table 2 Respondents’ knowledge of first aid of snake bite

From: Knowledge of first aid methods and attitude about snake bite among medical students: a cross sectional observational study

Variables Yes n (%) No n (%) I don’t know n (%)
Should local incisions or pricks/punctures be made over the bite site? 99 (32.78) 142 (47.02)a 61 (20.12)
Should healthy volunteer suck the venom out of the wound? 86 (28.48) 204 (67.55)a 12 (3.97)
Should tight bands (tourniquets) be applied around the limb proximal to the bite site? 235 (77.81) 59 (19.54)a 8 (2.65)
Should pressure immobilization bandages be applied around the bite site? 170 (56.29) a 47 (15.56) 85 (28.15)
Is electric at the site of bite useful? 13 (4.30) 215 (71.19)a 74 (24.50)
Is topical instillation or application of herbs beneficial? 115 (38.08) 83 (27.48)a 104 (34.44)
Should the snakebite patient be transported to the hospital soon after the bite? 299 (99.01)a 2 (0.66) 1 (0.33)
Can envenomation be cured by anti-venom therapy? 261 (86.42)a 1 (0.33) 40 (13.24)
Are all snake bites associated with envenomation? 56 (18.54) 176 (48.34)a 70 (23.18)
  1. aDenotes correct responses