1 Day Intensive Practical Course
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Animal First Aid Course
Next available course date:
Saturday 9th March 2019
When caring for dogs - in either a professional or a personal capacity - the need for a solid understanding of First Aid is crucial. In the first few moments after an incident, the ability to provide quick, species-relevant relief to an injured dog is crucial, and can hugely influence the eventual outcome of the situation.
This course is a practical, intensive course that can be completed in a single day. It seeks to provide a thorough overview of Canine First Aid requirements, allowing you to deliver the assistance any dog in your care needs, when they need it most.
Who is this course suitable for?
The course is suitable for individuals wishing to partake for both personal and professional reasons. If you work with dogs, the Canine First Aid course provides recognisable certification that can improve your CV and demonstrate an ability to be a first responder to a dog in distress. If you have prior First Aid certification for use in a professional capacity, this course can serve as a refresher or update to an existing qualification.
The course is also beneficial to dog owners who wish to broaden their understanding of canine health in an emergency situation.
What will you learn on the course?
The Canine First Aid course provides in-depth, practical help for approaching, handling and providing aid to a dog in distress. This includes details on how to cope with a canine accident involving:
You will also learn how to conduct a full body examination of a dog in distress and how to provide emergency assistance if required. This encompasses considerations such as:
In addition to responding to the emergency situations above, you will also learn how to respond to canine injuries, including:
As well as the immediate responses required to preserve canine health in the above scenarios, you will also learn theoretical fundamentals that are crucial to the correct First Aid response. These include protecting your own personal safety, gaining trust from the animal, and how to restrain and transport animals that are injured, in shock, or collapsed.
Completing the course
This Canine First Aid course involves seven hours of intensive training, spread over the course of a single day. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion to acknowledge your abilities in responding to canine emergencies. This training and certification allows you to further your professional training, or simply provides peace of mind that you are capable of coping with emergency situations when caring for your own companion dogs.
First Aid training must be kept up to date and this course can also be undertaken as a refresher/update course for animal care professionals or as CPD training.
This Practical 1 day Intensive Canine First Aid course is of relevance to anyone working with companion animals in a veterinary, hydrotherapy, animal charity or private business capacity as well as for pet owners wishing to increase their knowledge and skills. This small animal first aid course covers the principles and rules of first aid for animals as well as the Animal Welfare Act.
This first aid course counts for 7 hours CPD.
This Level 3 course includes:
This course counts for 7 hours CPD and is acceptable first aid refresher training for animal hydrotherapists.
Students will be awarded a Certificate of completion on the day.
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