Canine First Aid

Mon, 14 May 2018
09:30am - 15:00pm

I am thrilled to be hosting this workshop by the highly regarded Rachel Bean.  Rachel is, like me, a Registered Veterianry Nurse, so is all too familiar with dealing with these issues !  Lunch and hot drinks will be included for the day.

Canine First Aid Workshop Content • Basic Anatomy • Introduction To First Aid • The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 – its Boundaries and Limitations. • Assessing a patient – A, B, C’s, pulse rates • Handling and Restraint • Haemorrhage, arterial bleeds. • Wound classification, open and closed wounds • Insect Stings • Poisons, Symptoms, Common toxins • Shock, Hypovolaemic, Vasculogenic, Cardiogenic • Unconscious and Collapse, • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation • Epilepsy, differential diagnosis, poisoning etc • Choking, stick in roof of mouth, opening a dogs mouth safely, Heimlich Maneuver • Fractures, cruciate ligament injuries, growth plate injuries. • Injuries to Eyes, Ears, Nose, prolapsed eyeball. • Hypothermia • Hyperthermia • Gastric Dilation/bloat • First Aid Kits Practical Sessions – Using REAL dogs • Locating the Femoral Artery • Calculating a Pulse Rate • Emergency Muzzling • Heimlich Maneover Positioning • Bandaging fore paw • Bandaging Hind Paw • Pressure bandage of head/ears • Application of emergency Tourniquet and its dangers • CPR – two sessions on CASPER model dog Tests • Each pupil receives an individual First Aid Scenario that they have to read and write down what they think has happened and write what they would do. These are then read out to discuss. • Each pupil is given a Multiple Choice test of 15 questions to complete. This is to check underpinning knowledge. This is then read out and discussed.

 

TESTIMONIALS Julie Moss – Canine Tellington Touch Practitioner and Behaviourist Rachel Bean Rvn. I find that people who live what they teach are more inspirational and more interesting teachers. I dare say many can teach Canine First Aid basics but what makes it special is the knowledge of those peculiar cases that only veterinary professionals will see. The deeper the knowledge and wider the firsthand experience the more interesting and informative the teaching is. Also I didnt just pick you for that - it was more about your whole ethical outlook to animals and you having a broad minded approach to everyone elses area of speciality. I want the clients and dogs taking part in my workshops to be handled with respect and that requires the workshop teacher to believe in that approach - you tick all the boxes TYNEDALE HYDROTHERAPY CENTRE If anyone is considering holding, or attending, a Canine First Aid course this year then I can highly recommend Rachel Bean Rvn. Rachel is a vet nurse who works with A&E cases regularly and can give a firsthand insight into their management. She is NOT someone who has done a human First Aid course & then thinks this applies to dogs. I attended one of Rachel's courses this year & can honestly say out of all the FA courses I've attended or held hers was definitely the best. About Rachel Bean: I have been in Veterinary Practice for 18 years, 6 of those years as a Head Nurse. I am a Listed Qualified Veterinary Nurse registered with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and qualified in 2002. This length of time in frontline practice gives me the necessary experience in Emergency situations and how to deal with trauma, accidents and life threatening conditions. My Canine First Aid Workshops have been running regularly now for a number of years and as my reputation grows I am now the preferred tutor for The National Association Registered Canine Hydrotherapists, and the organisations list is growing fast It is my view that tutors should have real experience of the below situations to be able to teach effectively.

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