With much convincing you are able to assuage your patient’s worst fears of death or of losing his limb. You immobilize the arm with a sling and swathe and walk five minutes back on the trail to the two-track road. From there you get your truck to the patient and you head to town and a rendezvous with the local EMS unit.
On the way to the car you meet a young man with several medical and rescue patches who offers to pull the venom out by applying mechanical suction through a commercially made unit. Citing a recently published peer-reviewed article describing the lack of effectiveness of this technique you politely decline this offer of help and continue on your way. Nor do you accept his offer to cut your patient and draw the venom from the wound with suction applied orally.
When you reach your vehicle you find one final obstacle between you and your patient's best interests, a well-intentioned bystander who offers jumper cables and a car battery to render the venom impotent. This too is calmly avoided.
On your way to the hospital there is noticeable increase in swelling. Your patient also reports an increase in pain locally, but his vital signs remain stable. By the time the hospital is reached your patient has a tingling sensation throughout his arm and there is bruise-like tissue surrounding the punctures.
He is evaluated in the emergency room and given anti-venom treatment. After several days it is clear he will make a full recovery with no side effects.