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Canine First Aid, Rachel Bean


Sunday 22 January 2017, Chobham/Woking

A one-day workshop teaching essential knowledge for dog owners and professionals. All participants will receive a certificate.

Tuition in a small group, real professional knowledge by a RCVS Veterinary Nurse and real demo dogs.

For further details see ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below.

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Rachel Bean RVN MCFBA, a veterinary nurse for 18 years, is experienced in dealing with accidents, emergencies and life threatening situations. She has been in Veterinary Practice for 18 years, six of which as a Head Nurse. She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse registered with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and qualified in 2002.

This length of time in frontline practice gives her the necessary experience in Emergency situations and how to deal with trauma, accidents and life threatening conditions.

Rachel’s Canine First Aid Workshops have been running regularly now for a number of years and as her reputation grows she is now the preferred tutor for The Canine Hydrotherapy Association and The National Association Registered Canine Hydrotherapists.

Rachel’s website: Rachel Bean

Additional information


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Comfort & Nourish, 58-62 High Street, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8AA
Parking is free at weekends in the Chobham Village Car Park (you might still need to take a ticket from the machine). Car park entrance is past Chobham Rider. Once you've parked, look for a footpath to your left as facing where you came from, it should be a one-minute walk to the High Street.

What to bring

This is a theory based course without dogs, except for demo dogs. Please wear clothing you are comfortable to do practical exercises in.
Lunch will be your responsibility, but for those who would like to have lunch as a group (a great opportunity to network and share), we can facilitate a booking or a takeaway for the group.

Topics covered

Introduction to First Aid
The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 – its boundaries and limitations.
Assessing a patient – A, B, C’s, pulse rates
Handling and restraint
Haemorrhage, arterial bleeds.
Wound classification, open and closed wounds
Insect stings
Poisons, symptoms, common toxins
Shock, hypovolaemic, vasculogenic, cardiogenic
Unconscious and collapse,
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Epilepsy, differential diagnosis, poisoning etc
Choking, stick in roof of mouth, opening a dogs mouth safely, Heimlich Maneuver
Fractures, cruciate ligament injuries, growth plate injuries.
Injuries to eyes, ears, nose, prolapsed eyeball.
Gastric dilation/bloat
First Aid Kits

Locating the femoral artery
Calculating a pulse rate
Emergency muzzling
Heimlich Maneover positioning
Bandaging fore paw
Bandaging hind paw
Pressure bandage of head/ears
Application of emergency tourniquet and its dangers
CPR – two sessions on CASPER model dog.


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