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Could you save an animal from choking? Or deal with cuts or bites? Do you know what to do when a pet’s not breathing? Or doesn’t have a heartbeat?
Unfortunately, the unexpected can and does happen to animals in our care. We need to be prepared for accidents when they do happen.
Every pet owner or professional working with animals should know how to perform first aid. From cut pads, insect stings, and snake bites, to chocolate poisoning, traffic accidents and choking, this comprehensive course equips you with the expertise to handle these and many other situations. In addition, you’ll learn how to assess the patient and prioritise the most life-threatening problems.
Can you afford not to be confident with First Aid & CPR, when your pet’s life may depend on it?
After taking this Pet First Aid & CPR course, you will be prepared for many accidents involving your pets or animals in your care. Rather than panic and feel helpless, you can take control and be proactive which will help the animals in distress.
You’ll find out:
- What to have in a first-aid box
- Types of first aid
- Conditions you can treat at home
- Recognising emergencies
- Stabilising a patient until help arrives
- Restraining a patient in pain
- First-aid skills such as bandaging, treating shock and CPR
- A comprehensive A-Z list of all major first aid eventualities
Your quick actions could save lives and will certainly mean animals are in distress for less time. You could be called on to act in an emergency or accident at any time. Don’t delay, enrol on the animal first-aid course today.
MODULE 1: Be Prepared
1.1 First Aid Equipment
1.2 Register with a Vet
1.3 Practical First Aid Experience
1.4 Safe Use of Medications
1.4.1 Speak to a vet
1.4.2 Safe medications for pets
1.4.3 Medications for dogs
1.5 The Safe Way to make a Pet Vomit
MODULE 2: Taking Control in a First-Aid Situation
2.1 Minor problems vs emergencies
2.2 Assessing the patient
2.2.2 Heart rate and pulse
2.2.3 Respiratory rate
2.2.6 Signs of shock
2.3 Prioritize the most serious problems
2.4 Safe handling of patients in pain
2.5 Move out of harm’s way + stabilization
2.6 Call for help
MODULE 3: First-Aid Techniques
3.1 Treating shock
3.2 Controlling blood loss
3.3 Cleaning wounds
3.4 Basic nursing
3.5.1 Bandaging materials
3.5.2 Bandaging techniques
3.5.3 Improvised dressings
MODULE 4: CPR
4.1 CPR flow chart (Emergency summary)
4.2 Respiratory arrest
4.2.1 Check for breathing
4.2.2 Giving artificial respiration
4.3 Cardiac arrest
4.3.1 Check for a heart beat
4.3.2 Give cardiac massage
4.4 Combined CPR
MODULE 5: First Aid A-Z
Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
Broken bones (see Fractures)
Broken nail or claw
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Collapse (patient conscious)
Collapse (patient unconscious)
Cuts, lacerations and wounds
CVA – Cerebrovascular accident [see Stroke]
Fits [see: Seizure]
Frostbite [see Hypothermia]
GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus [see Bloat]
Giving birth [see Dystocia]
Hemorrhage [see Bleeding]
Kittening (see Dystocia)
Lacerations [see Cuts]
Straining [see: Urination or Dystocia]
Trauma (Road traffic accident)
Whelping [see Dystocia]
Wounds [See cuts]
Who is this course for?
Every pet owner, volunteer and professional working with animals should know how to perform first aid
Animal lovers interested in learning more about medicine and exploring the basics of veterinary medicine
Those interested in a career as a vet tech, veterinary doctor, or veterinary support assistant
Anyone interested in working with animals in any of the many jobs in the animal care industry
Be prepared to step in and help animals today. Sign up and start learning Pet First Aid & CPR now.
Holly and Hugo courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES). After passing any exams and completing a course successfully, students can opt to purchase an ICOES certificate from the third-party institution.
Holly and Hugo is also CPD certified, meaning the courses meet or exceed Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks.
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Do you get a certificate on completion of the course?Answer:
Yes, included with your Pet First Aid and CPR course is a certificate of completion issued by Holly & Hugo.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Do you require people who take this course to do physical assessment somewhere or is it all done online ?Answer:
Courses are fully online. You will have access to your Virtual Campus account any time, day or night so you will be able to complete the course at your own pace over the generous time of 90 consecutive days. Once you register you will have 12 months to activate your course. At the end of the course you will receive a pdf certificate confirming course completion. This can be used as proof of study for employment.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is there a time schedule for completing the course once it’s started? I was hoping to be able to complete at my own pace. 90 days Isn’t enough for me.Answer:
There's no time limit for completing the course since you have lifetime access to the course content. You can complete on your own pace.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.