Advanced Dog First Aid Course
22nd May 2016 at Shrewsbury
10.am to 3pm
The Morris Hall
This is not your average dog first aid Lesson
This canine first aid course is a FIVE HOUR intensive course starting from basic canine first aid right through to advanced emergency treatment prior to vet procedures. Perfectly suited for those with no first aid experience and everyone else including vet reception staff.
If you have a business, it tells your clients that you care about their dogs and you are capable of delivering first aid in an emergency.
When your dog is a major part of your family, the lessons learned will give you the confidence and competence in dealing with an emergency.
Once you pass the advanced canine first aid you will be registered in Qualified & Certified First Aider Register and allowed to display this logo on your website, email and other marketing material – be proud that you are a competent canine first aider.
When you have taken the positive action in learning emergency first aid for dogs and qualifiying for this award it shows your dedication and duty of care.
Employers and clients are also aware of your professional development.
Because many dog owners and dog handlers, as well as professionals including dog walkers and dog groomers need an accredited qualification in dog first aid, we are proud to be licenced to deliver the Dogsafe Level 2 canine first aid qualification as well.
This advanced dog first aid course isn’t just about getting a certificate, this is all about being capable and confident to deal with a medical emergency – an incident we all hope will never happen; it could be a traffic collision or dog fight, drowning or something embedded in the dog that could result in bleeding to death, shock and cardiac arrest.
Who is this course intended for?
Dog Owners, Dog Walkers, Dog Groomers, Police Dog handlers, Security Dog Handlers, Working Dog Owners, Agility Dog Enthusiasts, Kennel operators, Dog Rescue Centres, Veterinary Reception Staff
As well as those who need a qualification in dog first aid.
Minimum of five hours.
Advanced Dog First Aid Training is delivered in a class room environment for at least five hours with comfort breaks and refreshments. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are available throughout the course,
The Dog First Aid Course is a combination of demonstration, discussion and practical hands-on tasks.
Opening with a scenario using veterinary canine manikins, discovering an injured dog,
Scene safety, scene management and primary survey is the opening module.
We will prepare and plan for any danger, elicit a response, check airways, examine gums and mucous membrane, identify if the dog is breathing and decide whether we will deliver CPR.
There is a right and proper protocol in delivering CPR and this largely depends upon breeds.
The next module focuses upon understanding the pulse, finding the pulse point and taking a reading to provide crucual information for the vet.
Our veterinary manikins enable attendees to experience the pulse, whether it be strong or weak, fast or slow.
Why do we give rescue breaths? Why are we doing chest compressions? It is important to understand how and why we are oxygenating the dog’s blood and consequences of not doing it.
All this is delivered in a very easy to understand format and in plain English.
We focus on the following: (alphabetical order).
Allergic reaction, Anaphylactic shock, Bites/Stings, Bleeding, Bloat, Bone, joint injuries, Burns, CPR, Drowning, Electric shock, Eye Injury, Fight injuries, Frostbite, Heatstroke, Hypothermia, Muzzle and restrain, Penetrating objects, Poisoning, Road Traffic Collision, Seizures, Ticks, Traumatic injuries, Vomiting/diarrhoea, Wounds and bleeding – informal discussions often open up new fresh topics…including jellyfish stings, weever fish, snake bites and nasty spiders!
Prior Learning Requirements
No prior learning is required to achieve the Advanced Canine First Aid qualification
Assessment of the Advanced dog first aid course will be conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the event.
There is no examination.
Certification is issued to the learner within 30 days of successful assessment.
Food and refreshments
Bring your own lunch but biscuits, tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available.
Strictly no smoking inside the building, depending on venue there may be designated smoking areas during breaks.
No smoking vapour inhalators allowed in the classroom.
Cost is £50.00 per person (50% Deposit required)
If you have any questions about this course, please send an email to mail@1stAiders.co.uk and ensure you mention the Advanced Canine First Aid Course or call us on 01727 825 999.
This is our professional veterinary training maniquin. We have plenty to cover the class, They are the same size as a medium dog, it has a pulse so you can learn where and how to feel for the rythm and depth of pulse – experience the timing of the heart beat.
It has lungs so that you can give ‘rescue breaths’ ….mouth to snout.
The tongue allows you to move it, inspect inside the mouth and check the gums, all part of the general health assessment taught in the course
It is the next best thing to real CPR, experiencing the action of carrying out chest compressions. Learning the correct depth, ratio and rhythm.
We have realistic training aids that represent some quite nasty injuries to a dog. We train our attendees to prepare for the vet, not to replace them.
The canine first aider may need to muzzle and restrain the dog to protect themselve from being bitten. Even the nicest and most pleasant, gentle dog can snap, bite or attack when injured.
Even approaching the dog in a non-threatening manner is crucial.
Learning to dress the wound, stop bleeding and transport the dog is another part of the course.
If you care for one or more dogs. it is your duty and responsibililty to ensure you and your staff are fully trained, awarded an accredited qualificiation, not a cheap basic lesson.
Our five hour advanced canine first aid course is fun, friendly and geared towards using the training aids to ensure you are confident and build skills in first aid in any dog..
The cost is £50 per person. We require a 50% deposit to book and reserve your space(s) and the balance in cash on the day.
Payment can be made securely online via PayPal, or if you with to receive an invoice an transfer funds via your bank, please email us on mail@1stAiders.co.uk – or call us on 01727 825 999.
I look forward to seeing you!