For Removal of Poisons from snake bites, bee and wasp stings, mosquito bites & more. The Extractor Pump Vacuum was designed specifically to provide the most powerful suction available for the safe extraction of venoms and poisons.
Because its Double Chamber Pump action is so powerful you will not need to use the dangerous scalpel blades or knives associated with less effective bite kits. Because it's a Pump and not a Syringe, it's easy to use with one hand. Simply select which of the four plastic cups best covers the bitten area, attach it to the pump, then a simple push of the plunger with your thumb and the Extractor Pump® will quickly and effectively remove venoms and poisons from below your skin. By simply cleaning the cups after each use you may safely reuse the pump over and over again.
- Small, reusable vacuum pump helps draw venom from below your skin in 1 quick motion; pump is easy to use with 1 hand
- Comes with 4 different sized plastic cups for suction to cover various sized stings or bites
- Effectiveness of the Extractor varies with the location of the bite; the Extractor most effectively retrieves venom from extremities and areas of the body outside muscle areas
- Sawyer Extractor kit includes pump, alcohol prep pads, adhesive bandages, sting care wipes, razor (for hair removal), and instruction manual
- The Extractor pump is the only medically approved device for treating snakebites. When used quickly after a bite, treatment results may be significantly improved. Some doctors recommend carrying and applying two pumps, one for each fang bite site.
- The pump has been used successfully for over 20 years as an adjunct in the treatment of snake bites and for bee sting venom removal. The pump is not a replacement for quickly seeking professional medical treatment. The victim should also be taken to a hospital for further examination and medical treatment.
- The Extractor Pump is also a safe and useful first aid device for treating bee and wasp stings as well as spider, scorpion, fly or mosquito bites.
- If you are known to be allergic and carry an Epipen pen, this is in no way a substitute, however rapid relief from the pain or itching from a bite can be achieved.
Retrieving venom from a snakebite can significantly improve treatment results. The effectiveness of the Extractor Pump varies with the location of the bite. Most snake bites occur in extremities (arms, lower legs, feet and ankles). Venom often pools outside of the muscles in bites to the hands, feet and ankles. The Extractor Pump can most effectively retrieve venom that is pooled outside the muscle areas. In large muscle mass areas, such as the calf muscle venom enters the circulatory system much more quickly and the Pump is not effective in removing venom from these areas.
Inset bites and stings leave venom, poison or itchy compounds close to the skin's surface where they can easily be retrieved. Best results occur when applying the pump quickly before the fluids enter the circulatory system. However, mosquito bits can often be treated successfully hours after a bite.
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- Stay calm, get safely away from the snake, and have someone call 9-1-1 or the emergency number in your area. The less the victim moves the bitten site, the less likely the venom will be spread through the body and cause damage.<br>Have the victim lie down with the affected limb lower than the heart. Keep the limb immobilized. If practical, splint the limb.<br>Treat for shock and preserve body heat.<br>Remove any rings, bracelets, boots, or other restricting items from the bitten extremity. It WILL swell.<br>Apply a light constricting band about 2" above and below the bite, however never place the bands on either side of a joint such as above and below the knee or elbow. This band should be made up of wide, soft material, which could be a handkerchief or shredded clothing. The band should only be as tight as the band the nurse applies when taking a blood test.<br>NOTE: The purpose of constricting bands is to restrict lymphatic flow, not blood, so they should not be too tight. Check pulses below the bands and readjust the bands as necessary when they tighten due to swelling.<br>Wash the bite with soap and water if available.<br>If the victim has to walk out, sit calmly for 20-30 minutes to let the venom localize at the site, then proceed calmly to the nearest source of help and try to avoid unnecessary exertion which will stimulate circulation of the venom.<br>Get the victim to definitive medical care for antivenin, which will provide the greatest relief from the toxic effects of the bite.<br>ACTIONS TO AVOID:<br>DO NOT cut the bite. The additional tissue damage may actually increase the diffusion of the toxins throughout the body.<br>DO NOT apply a tourniquet. Such action can result in the loss of the limb.<br>NEVER try to suck out the venom by mouth. You can try the suction cup in a snakebite kit if it doesn\'t delay other needed treatment. Suctioning seldom provides any measurable advantages, however.<br>Do not apply cold and/or ice packs. Recent studies indicate that application of cold or ice makes the injury much worse.<br>The recommended treatments presented are those published in the current edition of Brady\'s Emergency Care for the Sick and Injured, the standard training and procedures manual for Emergency Medical Technicians.<br>This website is for informational purposes and no liability is assumed in its use. Always consult with a competent medical professional regarding health related issues. Because of its rarity, some doctors know little or nothing about snakebite management so one should always request that they contact a Poison Control Center and ask to be placed in direct telephone contact/consultation with a physician who is experienced in this area. A number of tragic deaths have occurred due to ignorance and failure to obtain competent medical treatment.
Questioning Dr. Ray
- Dr. Ray...this kit is a non-cut kit, just a suction; not sure how effective it would be, but it seems your warning does not apply here. Can you provide links to these "reputable sources" so those of us seeking a solution to snakebites can research?
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- As a doc from Southern AZ, with substantial experience treating both bites and the self inflicted wounds from snake bite kits, my strong advice is DON\'T! Cutting open a snake bite doesn\'t help and does increase the risk of infection. Tourniquets are a sure fire ticket to an amputation, and the idea of sucking out the venom is only slightly less dated than leeches and blood letting. Don\'t waste money on this. Check outsome reputable sources of info on what to do with a snakebite instead!
A must for your pack!
- Of all the extractors, Sawyer is the most sound and well made. Besides, if your buddy is bitten on the tushy, would you want to use the extractor or suck the venom out?