Public Servant Solutions

Public Servant Solutions
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Canine Emergencies
The focus of this course is to adapt advanced pre-hospital training to the needs of
working canines.  Participants should be paramedics or nursing personnel that have  
canine experience.  Participants should be paramedics or nursing personnel that
have previous pre-hospital experience.  Participants will learn canine anatomy as it
relates to providing proper care, pertinent canine physiology, and best practices in
the management of canine injury and illness, as pertinent to working dogs.  Working
dogs contribute greatly to our ability to provide the services that we provide as public
servants, in a manner that improves safety and efficiency.   The cost to purchase and
train the dog, and train the handler, and the position they assume as responders,
requires that we devote appropriate resources for their well being in times of illness
or injury.   This is eight hours in length.

The course includes:

  •      Types of working dogs by job and breed
  •      Statutory Issues
  •      Canine topography
  •      General canine anatomy, skeletal, airway, and vascular anatomy.
  •      Normal canine physiology
  •              Normal vital signs
  •              Pulse
  •              Respirations
  •              Blood pressure
  •              SpO2
  •              EtCO2
  •              Temperature
  •              Capillary refill
  •              Skin turgor
  •              Blood glucose
  •      Normal ECG parameters, and how to obtain
  •      Vascular Access
  •      Airway Management
  •      Oxygen administration
  •      Endotracheal Intubation
  •      Medication administration
  •      Resuscitative
  •              Sedatives
  •              Antidotes
  •      Dealing with canine trauma
  •      Medical/environmental issues
  •      Muzzling, control during procedures
  •      Equipment requirements
  •      Special Considerations, such as 'handler down'.

Dog handlers are welcome in this class regardless of medical background.  Basic
EMT's are encouraged to take this class, and can provide basic canine care.