Opportunities for Clinicians

The Australian Venom Research Unit in collaboration with the Charles Campbell Toxinology Centre (University of PNG) operate a Snakebite Clinic in the Emergency Department at the Port Moresby General Hospital. This clinic is the only facility of its kind in Papua New Guinea, and provides 24 hour-a-day access to specialist treatment of bites and stings by a wide range of venomous animals.

The clinic treats between 11 and 43 patients each month, with a focus on ensuring that all patients are managed according to a standardised protocol. This ensures that as soon as a diagnosis of snakebite envenoming is confirmed, antivenom is administered without delay, and airway and breathing problems are expertly and promptly treated to reduce morbidity and increase patient safety.

Clinicians interested in gaining experience in the treatment of snakebite in our clinic are encouraged to get in touch with our team to discuss the available opportunities.

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