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Canine Search Specialist Training . Unit 12: Canine First Aid. Unit Objective. Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate the physical assessment and stabilization of an injured or ill canine. Enabling Objectives.

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Canine search specialist training

Canine Search Specialist Training

Unit 12:

Canine First Aid


Unit objective

Unit Objective

Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to demonstrate the physical assessment and stabilization of an injured or ill canine


Enabling objectives

Enabling Objectives

  • Perform the primary and secondary medical assessment of the canine

  • Evaluate that assessment even to decide on euthanasia

  • Implement stabilization or transportation of the canine


Preventative care

Preventative Care

  • Maintain normal feeding during missions

  • Know what your dog’s normal reaction is to stress

  • The dog must be kept in top physical condition


Preventative care continued

Preventative Care (continued)

  • Current vaccinations: DHP-PV, rabies, Bordetella, with optional Leptospirosis

  • Preventative heartworm care - daily, monthly

  • Routine fecal checks, and needed treatments


Knowing your canine

Knowing Your Canine

The disaster canine has all requirements intensified

  • More possibilities of risk

  • More stress responses

  • Different mechanisms of injury


Acclimatization

Acclimatization

  • Be aware of climatic conditions

  • Train in different climates

  • Minimum three-day supply of food and water

  • First aid kit and medications

  • Canine safety equipment


Natural canine environment

Natural Canine Environment


Environment canine needs to work in

Environment Canine Needs To Work In


Food and canine safety equipment

Food and Canine Safety Equipment


Dangerous equipment

Dangerous Equipment


Stress responses

Stress Responses

And you said I was your best friend?!


Many possibilities for injury

Many Possibilities For Injury


Anatomy

Anatomy

  • Nose to tail

    • Head

    • Neck

    • Thorax

    • Front legs

    • Abdomen

    • Hind limbs

    • Tail


Canine assessment

Canine Assessment

  • Primary

    • ABCs

  • Secondary

    • Head to toe

    • Nose to tail


Primary assessments abcs

Primary Assessments (ABCs)

  • Airway

    • Check nostrils to back of throat

    • Pull tongue to help open back of throat, and therefore, the airway


Primary assessment

Primary Assessment

  • Breathing

    • Is canine breathing?

    • Check quantity and quality of respiration

    • Check motion of chest wall

    • Cyanosis?

    • Rescue breathing


Primary assessment1

Primary Assessment

  • Circulation

    • Check for bleeding


Primary assessment2

Primary Assessment

  • Consciousness

    • Determine level of consciousness

    • Is dog alert or responsive?

    • Apprehension

    • Aware of surroundings?

    • Pain stimuli responsiveness?


Secondary assessment

Secondary Assessment

  • History

    • What happened? How long ago?

    • How did dog behave before injury or after injury?

    • Mechanism of injury?

  • Know your dog

    • Previous history or problems?


Secondary assessment continued

Secondary Assessment (continued)

  • Complete physical examination

    • Head to tail

    • Re-evaluate “corrected” problems from primary assessment

    • Ongoing assessment


Outcomes

Outcomes

  • Minor injuries

    • Dog can be treated and returned to work

  • Less serious injuries or illness?

    • Can dog be stabilized with rest, fluids, fasting, and so on?

  • Serious injury or illness?

    • Stabilize and transport


Outcomes continued

Outcomes (continued)

  • Devastating fatal illness or injury?

    • Outcome depends on facilities and location

  • Euthanasia

    • Recognize this possibility

    • The decision is YOURS

    • Prepare yourself and support teammates


Hands on application

Hands-On Application

  • Muzzling


Lateral recumbent

Lateral Recumbent


Bandaging

Bandaging

  • Bandaging principles

    • Apply even pressure

    • Bandaging paws

    • Keeping bandage in place

  • Bandaging

    • Ears

    • Tail

    • Abdomen


Pressure bandage

Pressure Bandage


Treatment of wounds

Treatment of Wounds

Contaminated wounds

  • Flush with saline and water until clean

    • Flush with iodophor (Betadine®) solution

    • If wound is gaping use stapler, tape, or suture to pull edges together

    • Bandage

    • Follow-up treatment at vet’s


Roles in task force

Roles in Task Force

  • Handler’s Responsibilities

    • Know your dog

    • Know assessment and first aid

    • Know restraints and holds

    • Know when to treat

    • Know when to euthanize

    • Be there to help fellow handlers


Roles in task force continued

Roles in Task Force (continued)

  • Veterinarian’s and paramedic’s responsibilities

    • Administer anesthesia, IV fluids, and drugs

    • Treat with antibiotics, steroids

    • Perform surgery


Roles in task force continued1

Roles in Task Force (continued)

  • Veterinarian’s and paramedic’s responsibilities

    • Continue to monitor therapy and case progress

    • Advise on canine’s medical status


Unit summary

Unit Summary

  • Perform the primary and secondary medical assessment of the canine

  • Evaluate that assessment even to decide on euthanasia

  • Implement stabilization or transportation of the canine


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