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do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No, not at all: antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP.

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