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Pet First Aid & CPR

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  • Fully CPD/CE Certified
  • Internationally Accredited by ICOES
  • Instant Free PDF Certificate
  • 24/7 Access
  • 9372 Students Enrolled

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Keep calm and in control when animals have accidents. From cut paws to cardiac arrests, learn first-aid methods to ease pain - and save lives!

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, the unexpected can and does happen to the pets in our care. This comprehensive course equips you with the expertise to handle these situations and many others besides. In addition, you learn how to assess the patient and prioritize the most life-threatening problems.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Be Prepared:

  • What to have in a first aid box
  • Know where the emergency vet clinic is
  • Acquire first aid training

 

Types of First Aid

  • Conditions you can treat at home
  • Recognizing emergencies
  • Stabilizing a patient until help arrives

 

Taking Control in a First Aid Situation

  • Keeping safe: How to restrain a patient in pain
  • Assessing the patient
  • Prioritizing the most life-threatening problem

 

Do No Harm

  • Human medications: What you can and can’t give
  • Pet medications: How much and when?
  • When to contact the vet

 

Techniques:

  • Bandaging
  • Nursing skills
  • Treating shock

 

CPR

  • Summary flowchart of what to do
  • What to do when the pet’s not breathing
  • What to do when there’s no heart beat

 

First Aid

  • A comprehensive A-Z list of all major first aid eventualities
  • What to do and what to avoid
  • Cross referenced conditions

 

This course is ideal for:

  • Pet owners wanting to educate themselves on proper 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
  • Candidates with an interest in working with animals
  • Anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
  • Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.
  • Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion
  • Those seeking to improve the lives of pets at any age, particularly senior pets.

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. 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.

To receive certification, you must:

  1. Complete every page of the course
  2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
  3. That's it!

After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

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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
  • 2.2.1 Circulation
  • 2.2.2 Heart rate and pulse
  • 2.2.3 Respiratory rate
  • 2.2.4 Dehydration
  • 2.2.5 Temperature
  • 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 Bandaging
  • 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
  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Broken bones (see Fractures)
  • Broken nail or claw
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chocolate toxicity
  • Choking
  • Collapse (patient conscious)
  • Collapse (patient unconscious)
  • Constipation
  • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
  • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident [see Stroke]
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic coma
  • Diabetes (unstable)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dislocation
  • Drowning
  • Dystocia
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury
  • Fits [see: Seizure]
  • Fever
  • Food poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite [see Hypothermia]
  • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus [see Bloat]
  • Giving birth [see Dystocia]
  • Heat stroke
  • Hemorrhage [see Bleeding]
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect sting
  • Kittening (see Dystocia)
  • Lacerations [see Cuts]
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Skin infections
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Shock
  • Snake bite
  • Straining [see: Urination or Dystocia]
  • Stroke
  • Sudden swelling
  • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
  • Urination difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Whelping [see Dystocia]
  • Wounds [See cuts]

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Step 1

Register

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Step 2

Study

Absorb and remember course content with our easy-to-follow, structured information and helpful illustrations. And yes - you can study anywhere, anytime, from any device

Step 3

Evaluations

Reinforce your learning with quizzes at the end of each module

Step 4

Certification

Once you’ve successfully completed your course and passed the exams, you’ll receive your certification. Congratulations on your amazing achievement!

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
  • 2.2.1 Circulation
  • 2.2.2 Heart rate and pulse
  • 2.2.3 Respiratory rate
  • 2.2.4 Dehydration
  • 2.2.5 Temperature
  • 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 Bandaging
  • 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
  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Broken bones (see Fractures)
  • Broken nail or claw
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chocolate toxicity
  • Choking
  • Collapse (patient conscious)
  • Collapse (patient unconscious)
  • Constipation
  • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
  • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident [see Stroke]
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic coma
  • Diabetes (unstable)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dislocation
  • Drowning
  • Dystocia
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury
  • Fits [see: Seizure]
  • Fever
  • Food poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite [see Hypothermia]
  • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus [see Bloat]
  • Giving birth [see Dystocia]
  • Heat stroke
  • Hemorrhage [see Bleeding]
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect sting
  • Kittening (see Dystocia)
  • Lacerations [see Cuts]
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Skin infections
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Shock
  • Snake bite
  • Straining [see: Urination or Dystocia]
  • Stroke
  • Sudden swelling
  • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
  • Urination difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Whelping [see Dystocia]
  • Wounds [See cuts]

100% AUTHENTIC STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

As the owner of a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service, I was looking for a refresher to a Practical Pet First Aid course I completed several years ago. I was impressed with the format and content of the Pet First Aid and CPR course. It is a course I would recommend to anyone who works with dogs or is new to dog ownership. Having completed this course, I have since purchased another and look forward to starting that soon. Gemms Bass - United Kingdom

I enjoyed the course and found the learning sections easy to follow. Good clear layout with great photos throughout. The content was exactly what I was looking for and I am now much more confident in my chosen subject. I would recommend this course. Jane Llewellyn-Jones - United Kingdom

Showed me I didn't know as much as I thought I did! Learnt a lot more about the field I am planning on changing my career to. Great website, easy to understand. All information needed in one place! Help always there if needed. Laura Jallow - United Kingdom

Very interesting, clear, efficient. The certificate is ready to go as soon as you finish the course. Angela Dipalo - United Kingdom

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was worried l would not complete in the 60 days as required, but this was an incentive to crack on and get it done. Christine Campbell - United Kingdom

Happy with the course and feeling more confident. It covered what I wanted for working with dogs. Janice White - United Kingdom

The course is very useful for all animal lovers and those with pets. Highly recommended.

 

Aysha Selim - Egypt

As the owner of a Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service, I was looking for a refresher to a Practical Pet First Aid course I completed several years ago. I was impressed with the format and content of the Pet First Aid and CPR course. It is a course I would recommend to anyone who works with dogs or is new to dog ownership. Having completed this course, I have since purchased another and look forward to starting that soon. Gemms Bass

I enjoyed the course and found the learning sections easy to follow. Good clear layout with great photos throughout. The content was exactly what I was looking for and I am now much more confident in my chosen subject. I would recommend this course. Jane Llewellyn-Jones

Showed me I didn't know as much as I thought I did! Learnt a lot more about the field I am planning on changing my career to. Great website, easy to understand. All information needed in one place! Help always there if needed. Laura Jallow

Very interesting, clear, efficient. The certificate is ready to go as soon as you finish the course. Angela Dipalo

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I was worried l would not complete in the 60 days as required, but this was an incentive to crack on and get it done. Christine Campbell

Happy with the course and feeling more confident. It covered what I wanted for working with dogs. Janice White

The course is very useful for all animal lovers and those with pets. Highly recommended.

 

Aysha Selim

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