Operational K9 EMS course Nov 2-4

Maine EMS is sharing the opportunity to attend an Advanced First Aid for Operational K9 course.  The date is scheduled November 2-4, 2022 with a registration deadline of October 7, 2022

The 3-day course is presented using a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on pre-hospital care for tactical and non-tactical emergencies common to the Operational K9 (OpK9). The intent is to provide the attendee the knowledge necessary to manage immediate threats to life, limb, or eyesight, and to prepare the OpK9 for evacuation to definitive veterinary care. The curriculum incorporates current TECC guidelines with adaptations relative to canine anatomy and physiology. Training includes PowerPoint presentations and hands-on, scenario-based training. Topics of discussion include: general anatomy familiarization, restraint techniques, bandaging, bleeding control, CPR, care of environmental injuries, stabilization for GDV/Bloat, IV/IO catheter placement, subcutaneous fluid therapy, endotracheal intubation, emergency thoracentesis, and more.
Your instructors are veterinarians, veterinary technicians, tactical medics, and K9 handlers.
All students will receive a job-specific Operational K9 first aid kit with supplies relevant to the skills learned in the class and specific to canine. Eligible for Maine EMS CEH credits.

When: November 2-4, 2022 8am-4pm
Cost: $530 per person and includes first aid kit
Where: 250 Canco Rd, Portland, ME

For more info and registration info, please see the flyer below

OP K9 Flyer (PDF)