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Levels of Training Available

Non-certificate - Includes:
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology of the K9
  • Basic Assessment
  • Basic First-Aid
  • Transportation Decision Making
  • Ambulance & Helicopter Operations
Certificate - Didactic & Hands-On
  • K9 Handlers
  • ALS/BLS Pre-hospital Providers
  • First Responders

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Handlers

Didactic Training
  • Anatomy & Physiology Overview of the K9
  • Common health concerns for the working K9
  • Commonly encountered toxins & management in field
  • Pre-treatment for harsh conditions
  • Basic First-Aid for the working K9
  • When & how to initiate transport to tertiary care
  • Guidelines to standardize care
Hands-On Training
  • Physical Assessment of the K9
  • IVF initiation
  • Pre-transport treatment
  • Wound care/bleeding control & management
  • K9 CPR
  • K9 Stretchers
  • Handler Down
Helicopter/Ambulance Operations
  • Hands on familiarization with Helicopter Operations/Ambulance Operations
Medical Kits
  • Recommended supplies for immediate care
  • Recommended supplies for advanced care during medical transport
  • Personal K9 Specific Medical Information Cards

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ALS/BLS Pre-hospital Providers

Didactic Training
  • Basic canine behavior & safe handling/restraint
  • Anatomy & Physiology of the canine
  • Pharmacology
  • Common Health Concerns of the working canine
  • Airway management
  • Common medical emergencies & treatments
  • Toxin Exposures & Treatments
  • Recognizing shock & fluid resuscitation
  • Trauma assessment & treatment
  • Standards of Care & recommended protocols/guidelines
  • Destination Determination
Hands-On Training
  • Physical Assessment of the K9
  • Intubation
  • IV access
  • EKG, Pulse Ox, BP
  • IVF Administration
  • Traumatic Injury Care
  • Medication Administration
  • K9 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Handler Down
Helicopter Operations
  • Familiarization with Helicopter Operations

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Canines

  • Helicopter & Ambulance familiarization
  • Medical intervention & restraint familiarization
  • Handler Down