Animal First Aid
Working in the veterinary profession, you are often faced with emergency situations. While veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are often well-trained to deal with these situations, a great many clinics still employ a large lay staff. Consider this practical one day course if you're dealing with animals in your workplace but don't yet have a qualification in animal care or nursing.
If you're already working as a veterinary care assistant or animal nursing assistant, this course will also serve as a good refresher for first aid situations you may encounter.
This course is also suitable for pet owners with an interest in pet first aid! If a pet is in trouble and there’s no veterinary surgeon around, rendering first aid could make the difference between life and death. The knowledge gained on this course could give a severely injured or ill animal time to make it to the veterinary surgery!
Delegates will look at a variety of first aid situations. Classroom lectures will be complimented by practical sessions where delegates will be able to put into practice techniques they have learnt.After attending the course delegates should be able to understand the basic principles of first aid and assist an animal in need.
1 Day(s) CPD Hours: 5
Topics covered include:
• The unconscious animal - artificial respiration and cardiac massage
• Wounds and haemorrhage control
• Poisons and toxins
• Scalds and burns
• Prolapsed eyeballs
• Insects stings and bites
• Gastro torsion/dilation ('bloat')
• Transporting and lifting injured animals
• Bandaging techniques
• Pregnancy and Giving Birth
Those working in an animal care environment and responsible pet owners will find this course of benefit.
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