Cat & Dog First Aid Course
Popham Hall, West bagborough
Sunday 29th October
9.am to 1.pm
This is not your average pet first aid Lesson
This cat and dog first aid course is a FOUR HOUR intensive course starting from basic canine first aid, it goes beyond most canine first aid courses and through to emergency treatment prior to vet procedures.
It is perfectly suited for those with no first aid experience and everyone else including vet reception staff.
We don’t do powerpoint presentations, we don’t do chalk n talk – but we do get stuck in with proper hands-on tasks.
If you have a business involving cats or dogs, it tells your clients that you care about their pets and you are capable of delivering first aid in an emergency.
When your cat or dog is a major part of your family, the lessons learned will give you the confidence and competence in dealing with an emergency.
We know people don’t like exams and we want our attendees to enjoy our dog first aid courses so we operate a rolling assessment program. This means everyone is assessed on their hands-on skills and ability during tasks.
Once you pass the advanced canine first aid course 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.
This isn’t just about getting a certificate, this is all about being capable and confident to deal with an emergency – an incident we all hope will never happen; it could be a traffic collision or cat/dog fight, drowning or something embedded in the animal that could result in bleeding to death, shock and cardiac arrest.
Who is this course intended for?
Dog andcat Owners, Dog Walkers, Dog and cat Groomers, Police Dog handlers, Security Dog Handlers, Working Dog Owners, Agility Dog Enthusiasts, Kennel and cattery operators, Dog and cat Rescue Centres, Veterinary Reception Staff, Service Dog Handlers
As well as those who need a qualification in cat and dog first aid.
Minimum of four hours.
Cat and Dog First Aid Training is delivered in a class room environment for at least four hours, but we are not deskbound by any means, we ge stuck in!. There are plenty of comfort breaks and refreshments. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are available throughout the course,
The Cat and Dog First Aid Course is a combination of demonstration, discussion and practical hands-on tasks.
First and foremost, our safety, scene safety and scene management.
Is the cat or dog responding? We will check their airways, Is it breathing? what can we tell by looking at their gums?
An important aspect about our cat and dog first aid course is that not only do we carry out these activities on professional veterinary manikins, we go through the reason why we are doing it.
Why do we need to do ‘mouth to snout’? Should we always deliver rescue breaths? How do we assist in oxygenating the animal’s blood?
There are different CPR protocols for different breeds, as well as cats, kittens and pups, we make this simple and easy to decide when under extreme pressure.
After the primary survey above, we focus upon locating a pulse, reading that pulse and passing essential information to the vet. Our manikins have pulses!
During the secondary survey, we cover the vital signs and essential observations.
After an examination on our cat or dog we suspect a spinal injury and need to get them to the vet – how are we going to do this?
Apart from the scenarios we discuss the 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,
As an example of our in-depth topics, we use training aids such as nasty wounds and trauma as well as looking at strains and sprains,understanding the difference, why they happen and providing first aid treatment.
So when we say ‘this is not your average pet first aid lesson, we really mean it!
It isn’t about avoiding the vet, It is about delivering emergency treatment and first aid for dogs. It could well save a cat or dog’s life before you can get to the vet.
Prior Learning Requirements
No prior learning is required to achieve the Advanced Canine First Aid qualification
Assessment of the cat and dog first aid course will be conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the event.
There is no written 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
If you have any questions about this course, please send an email to mail@1stAiders.co.uk and ensure you mention the Cat & Dog 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 cat or dog. We train our attendees to prepare for the vet, not to replace them.
The cat and dog first aider may need to muzzle or 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 cat and 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 cat or dog. it is your duty and responsibililty to ensure you and your staff are fully trained, awarded qualificiation, not a cheap basic lesson.
Our four hour cat and dog 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!
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