Guest Blog by Rachel Bean
CANINE FIRST AID WORKSHOPS
It is becoming increasingly popular to gain First Aid knowledge and it will give a dog owner or dog carer the skills to save a life, relieve pain and suffering and prevent any deterioration of the dogs condition. Anyone can carry out First Aid to an animal as long as it within the boundaries and limitations of The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 and is limited to the above aims only. It is illegal to treat someone else’s dog for a medical condition for example if you are not a Veterinary Surgeon.
Canine First Aid training will cover subjects from bleeding, shock, road traffic accidents, hyperthermia, stings, seizures, CPR and bandaging.
How to choose a Canine First Aid Trainer
There a many learning opportunities to choose from and it may be difficult to choose the correct learning platform. The following bullet point is a good guide to choosing a course that is going to be of most use and teach you fully.
First Aid Kits
Choose a First Aid Kit that is fit for purpose. I have designed a Kit with the following contents:
1 Non adherent dressing pads 5cm x 5cm 2 Non adherent dressing pads 10cm x 10cm
1 Foil blanket adult size
1 Tick Remover in Blister Pack - inc 2 wipes
1 Conforming bandage 5cm x 4m 1 Conforming bandage 7.5cm x 4m
1 Conforming bandage 10cm x 4m 1 Latex free cohesive bandage 5cm x 4m white
2 Latex free cohesive bandage 7.5cm x 4m white
1 Latex free cohesive bandage 10cm x 4m white 5 Moist saline cleansing wipes sterile
1 Vinyl powder-free medium single pair of gloves.
3 Eye wash pods 20ml
1 Cotton gauze swabs BP 7.5cm x 7.5cm pk of 5 sterile
1 Scissors curved stainless steel
1 Instant ice packs Forceps plastic non sterile 4.5"
1 Digital Thermometer
1 Microporous tape 2.5cm x 5m unboxed
1 Zinc oxide plaster tape 2.5cm x 5m white
1 Hand Crank Torch
We have our next canine first aid course with Rachel Bean on November 29th 2015 in Sunderland. Price is only £35 per person. More details of Canine First Aid Course here
If you would like to book a place contact Dom on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07794053084
Rachel Bean is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and has worked in Veterinary Practice for 17 years. With the support of the Practice Veterinarians in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire area Rachel has for many years consulted with owners who encounter problem behaviour with their pets.
Rachel works with clients in their home on a One to One basis and helps them achieve a better understanding of their dog’s behaviour. Rachel won Pet Health Counsellor of the Year in 2004 and has a certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour issued by The British Veterinary Nurse Association.
Rachel is a listed and Registered Veterinary Nurse with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Rachel is also the consultant behaviourist at the Northwest newest and largest Canine Hydrotherapy Centre, K9 Swim. www.rachelbean.co.uk