Education

First Responder Emergency Care & CPR Courses

 

Basic Course Description:

 

This 4-hour specialized course is designed for the emergency rescue personnel and K9 handler that would respond to canine emergencies in the field.  This course includes practical classroom style education as well as hands-on instruction, demonstrations and scenario specific training using live, Trauma Fx simulator K9 Valor, and model dogs.  This is a fast-paced course with a lot of information covered in the time allotted.

 

Lecture topics and hands-on instruction include:  

 

  • Physical Examination and handling of the healthy K9

  • Physical Examination and handling of the injured K9

  • Wound Care: facial lacerations, eye & paw injuries

  • Immobilization/Bandaging 

  • Triage, shock, pain, heat stroke

  • CPR - RECOVER BLS & ALS /scenario drills

  • Introduction to Hemorrhage control

  • Oxygen administration

  • Naloxone administration

  • Review of First Aid kits and recommendation of supplies 

 

Advanced Course Description:

 

This 4-hour specialized course is a combination of lecture and practical hands on labs using live, Trauma Fx simulator K9 Valor, and cadaver dogs.  This is designed for the emergency rescue personnel and K9 handler that would respond to canine emergencies in the field. 

 

Attendees must complete the basic course BEFORE they attend the advanced course unless authorized the Medical Director.  Please contact Lyn Schuh @ opk9ofwi@gmail.com or 920 450 7903 if you have attended the basic course previously. 

 

 

  • Heat Stroke recognition and treatment

  • Major trauma overview

  • Illicit drug exposure in the working K9

  • Toxicology 

  • Intubation (cadaver)

  • Hemorrhage control

  • IV catheters and fluid resuscitation as well as intraosseous catheter placement (cadaver)

  • Recognizing pneumothorax, needle decompression, and chest tube placement (cadaver)

  • Gastric dilation volvulus (bloat) management in the field including trocarization (cadaver)

  • Review of First Aid kits and recommendation of supplies 

There is a supply fee for each class regardless of size plus travel reimbursement and lodging if traveling outside of the Fox Valley area

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