FAW with K9 first Aid

This is a blended course covering both injuries to humans and K9's

Who is this qualification for?
This course is aimed at dog handlers and kennel hands.

How long will it take?
To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake 24 hours of learning, typically over three days, with a minimum contact time of 20 hours.

Topics covered
  • Introduction & Principles of first aid  
  • Vital signs 
  • Incident procedure 
  • Treatment of an Unresponsive Casualty 
  • Bleeding and Shock 
  • Practical scenarios 
  • Basic life support Heart attack and Chain of survival theory 
  • Basic Life Support Non-Heart Attack (child/drowning) 
  • Choking 
  • Minor Injuries – soft tissue injury, fractures and dislocations 
  • Serious injuries – including injuries to the head, spine and torso 
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia 
  • Insulation and shelter – with relevance to the working environment 
  • Common medical problems – includes angina/conscious heart attack, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy (seizures), faints, anaphylaxis and stroke 
  • Conscious casualty positioning 
  • Burns, scalds and electric shock 
  • Poisons  
  • Eye injuries 
  • First aid kits 
  • Legislation and Administration – including record keeping 
  • AED training - includes theory and safety issues, practical scenarios utilising a training unit, documentation and maintenance 
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision 
  • Bites 
  • Injuries to Dogs 

Assessment method
This qualification is assessed by a practical demonstration and written/oral questioning. 
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