Re: Research conducted at the James Cook University – An in-vitro examination of the effect of vinegar on discharged nematocysts of Chironex fleckeri (Box Jellyfish)
The ARC is Australia’s peak resuscitation body and is responsible for developing guidelines for resuscitation and related emergencies. It does this within a framework consistent with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations for developing and reviewing clinical guidelines.
As part of the ARCs ongoing guideline development process the findings of this study will be critically evaluated by the Council to determine if changes to the current ARC recommendations are required. Until this review process is complete, the ARC continues to recommend the use of vinegar for the treatment of Box Jellyfish stings.