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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

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

  • 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

  • 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)

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

  • Preventative heartworm care - daily, monthly

  • Routine fecal checks, and needed treatments


Knowing Your Canine

The disaster canine has all requirements intensified

  • More possibilities of risk

  • More stress responses

  • Different mechanisms of injury


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


Environment Canine Needs To Work In


Food and Canine Safety Equipment


Dangerous Equipment


Stress Responses

And you said I was your best friend?!


Many Possibilities For Injury


Anatomy

  • Nose to tail

    • Head

    • Neck

    • Thorax

    • Front legs

    • Abdomen

    • Hind limbs

    • Tail


Canine Assessment

  • Primary

    • ABCs

  • Secondary

    • Head to toe

    • Nose to tail


Primary Assessments (ABCs)

  • Airway

    • Check nostrils to back of throat

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


Primary Assessment

  • Breathing

    • Is canine breathing?

    • Check quantity and quality of respiration

    • Check motion of chest wall

    • Cyanosis?

    • Rescue breathing


Primary Assessment

  • Circulation

    • Check for bleeding


Primary Assessment

  • Consciousness

    • Determine level of consciousness

    • Is dog alert or responsive?

    • Apprehension

    • Aware of surroundings?

    • Pain stimuli responsiveness?


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)

  • Complete physical examination

    • Head to tail

    • Re-evaluate “corrected” problems from primary assessment

    • Ongoing assessment


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)

  • 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

  • Muzzling


Lateral Recumbent


Bandaging

  • Bandaging principles

    • Apply even pressure

    • Bandaging paws

    • Keeping bandage in place

  • Bandaging

    • Ears

    • Tail

    • Abdomen


Pressure Bandage


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

  • 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)

  • Veterinarian’s and paramedic’s responsibilities

    • Administer anesthesia, IV fluids, and drugs

    • Treat with antibiotics, steroids

    • Perform surgery


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

  • 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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