First Aid for Dogs

89 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Welcome to this veterinary approved and externally accredited First Aid for Dogs course.

CPD-accreditation-21220The course has been designed for pet professionals, fulfilling continuing professional development (CPD) requirements. However, it is suitable for pet owners too.

This course concentrates on the dog although many of the first aid principles apply to other mammals too as the body systems work in a very similar way.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Recognise a range of First aid situations.
  2. Be able to carry out a safe assessment of the animal.
  3. Be able to respond to a range of first aid situations.
  4. Have the confidence to carry out basic first aid treatments whilst waiting for veterinary attention.

The course is not designed to replace veterinary treatment.

  1. THE COURSE RECOGNISES THAT THE VETERINARY SURGEONS ACT 1966 RESTRICTS THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF AN ANIMAL BY ANOTHER PERSON OTHER THAN A QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED VETERINARY SURGEON. HOWEVER ANY LAY PERSON CAN CARRY OUT FIRST AID IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.
  2. FOR ALL FIRST AID CASES, A VETERINARY SURGEON SHOULD BE CONTACTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Course Curriculum

Introduction from Caroline 00:00:00
Module 1
The basic principles of first aid 00:00:00
What to include in a first aid kit 00:00:00
Safe handling and restraining techniques 00:00:00
Assessing and examining the patient and measuring the vital signs 00:00:00
Mucous Membranes and Capillary Refill Time 00:00:00
Module 1 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 1 – Task 2 00:00:00
Module 2
Haemorrhage and Locating the pressure points 00:00:00
Dealing with clinical shock 00:00:00
General Wounds 00:00:00
Poisoning 00:00:00
Bites and Stings 00:00:00
Module 2 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 2 – Task 2 Unlimited
Module 3
Cardiac arrest and carrying out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 00:00:00
Dealing with fits 00:00:00
Recognising pain and its effect on the patient 00:00:00
Module 3 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 4
Burns and Scalds 00:00:00
Hyperthermia 00:00:00
Hypothermia 00:00:00
Ticks – recognition and safe removal 00:00:00
Module 4 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 4 – Task 2 00:00:00
Module 5
Gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV) 00:00:00
Vomiting 00:00:00
Diarrhoea 00:00:00
Electric Shocks & Electrical Burns 00:00:00
Module 5 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 5 – Task 2 00:00:00
Module 6
Sprains and Strains 00:00:00
Fractures and Dislocations 00:00:00
Module 6 – Task 1 Unlimited
Module 6 – Task 2 00:00:00
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  • £40.00
  • Send as a gift
  • 12 months Access
  • Number of Modules6
  • Typically takes 1 hour per module
  • Progress in your own time

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