Essential Snakebite First Response

Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming


This Essential Snake Bite First Response Presentation provides a structured framework that provides the understanding and knowledge that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a snake, and provide the ability to create the best possible outcome, should a snake bite occur in both humans and pets. 

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • Risk assessment.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where snakes occur.
  • Venom.
  • Medically significant snakes.
  • Non-medically significant snakes.
  • Envenomation (bites and eye envenomation).
  • Antihistamine, antibacterial and antivenom.
  • Responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Participants get access to exclusive snake bite online resources that will help them implement what they learn. Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.

Exclusive Free Resources

Participants get exclusive free snakebite first response resources which will enable them to implement what they learn during the presentation.


  • Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.
  • Duration is 45 minutes.
  • This presentation can be presented online as a virtual presentation. 
  • Participants get access to exclusive snake bite related online resources that will help them implement what they learn.


  • Prepare for a snakebite emergency. 
  • Greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a snake.
  • Understand where snakes can be found and why.
  • Identify medically important snakes.
  • React to an encounter with a snake in the correct manner. 
  • Respond competently in case of a snakebite.  

Ideal For

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

Available As A Virtual Presentation Anytime and Anywhere

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Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He has written 9 books including his best seeling book, Scorpion of Southern Africa, and his award winning book, One World  (Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation.  Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.
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