Essential Scorpion Sting First Response

Science based essential first response


Scorpions represent a contradiction within the human mind. It is true that a few species of scorpion are venomous enough to cause harm to us and in rare cases death. However, at the same time they are a vital component of those natural systems that give us life!

This Essential Scorpion Sting First Response Presentation provides a unique structured framework that will greatly reduce the risk of being stung by a scorpion, and provide the best possible outcome, should a scorpion sting occur in both humans and pets. This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Essential life skills for everyone who may encounter a scorpion at home, at work or in the environment.



  • How to reduce the chance of being stung by a scorpion.
  • How to ensure the best possible outcome should a scorpion sting occur in humans or animals (pets).

Ideal For?

  • Everyone who enjoys the great outdoors!
  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Employees who work in areas inhabited by scorpions. 
  • Conservationists and field workers.
  • Hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. 

Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is southern Africa’s leading authority on spider bite and scorpion sting first response. He has been assisting medical professionals, organisations, consulting for poison information helplines, and been a panel member and presenter at medical conferences for the past 15 years. His work has shaped how spider bites and scorpion stings are treated in Southern Africa, and has defined and inspired a generation. Jonathan is a best selling author, award winning conservationist and international speaker.

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6 comments on “Essential Scorpion Sting First Response”

  1. Thank you for. Your brilliant presentation on scorpion stings. It was most enlightening and easy to understand. I like the way you included values and beliefs and how they can, distract us from responding to a scorpion sting. I look forward to your next presentation.

  2. I attended your presentation as a recommendation from a friend. Your reputation as the top scorpion experts in South Africa is spot on. Your presentation demonstrated a unique insight into these animals that I have never experienced with anyone else. Keep up the great work, we need more of you in the world.

  3. Thank you for presenting at our members meeting. We rarely have speakers such as yourself with such indepth understanding of their subject (scorpions and scorpion stings) and such an easy and informal style of presenting. Some of our members have already asked me to arrange for you to speak to them again.

    1. Hi Anita. I'm pleased I made such an impact. I like to think I have a unique perception of my subject because of my involvement in a number of medical and conservation organisations. I'd be happy to speak at another member meetings in the future.

  4. As usual, it was extremely informative to have Jonathan as a host of the members meeting of the Transvaal branch of SA Hunters. We look forward to inviting him in the near future.

  5. Greetings Jonathan,
    Thanks for a mighty professional presentation.
    Your introduction made it simple to identify the toxicity of different types of scorpions and easy, therefore, to remember.
    Your style was relaxed, faultless and humorous and you are the only presenter who focuses on the audience and not the screen. Well done!
    Please let me have a synopsis of your new book and I'll try to get you some orders via our Club's monthly newsletter.
    Many thanks again for entertaining and educating us - we would love to host you again.
    Kind regards,
    Paul Probert

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