Canine First Aid
At a glance
1 Day - TBC - We are currently taking expressions of interest for this course and are very much hoping to run it if there are enough people or businesses interested.
This one-day part-time course looks at administering canine first aid in a range of emergency situations together with what you need to know about legal duties and responsibilities.
The course includes practical sessions to allow participants to practise a range of skills including bandaging and CPR.
Anyone who owns or works with dogs will really benefit from taking part in this course.
The knowledge and skills developed will also reassure customers of businesses such as dog groomers, boarding kennels, dog sitters and walkers that their pets are safeguarded. As such, this module can form part of recognised continued professional development for any employee of such a business.
Course costs are £120 per person
The course is delivered by a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and includes both classroom theory and practical sessions.
- Role of the dog owner in providing first aid in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966
- How to recognise conditions requiring emergency first aid to include heat stroke, wounds, fractures, seizures, and shock
- Types of haemorrhage (bleeding) and methods of control
- Resuscitation procedures to include CPR and the Heimlich manoeuvre
- First aid for burns, scalds, electrocution, poisoning, bites and stings
- How to safely handle and transport a critically ill or injured dog
- Pet First Aid Kits
This course will offer some confidence and reassurance to those who work or own dogs so that they are more prepared in any given emergency situation.