•Why Canine Emergency Care is important in our line of work for disaster relief, SAR, terrorist situations, drug interdiction, Law Enforcement, EOD, and more. Just a few of the topics:
Muzzle Anatomy Heat Related Illness and Injury Normal Daily Care and Austere Environment Care Bleeding Control (wound packing and TQ use) (Note: regular TQs don't go on K-9s) Airway (intubation, cric,) Respiration (chest tap, tubes, X-ray) Pharm (Don't worry we took the math out of it for you and made it easy) Fluid Management (daily, handwork, and blood loss) IV/IO Placement Ingestion of Poisons CBRNE Treatment Stabilizing other K-9 Emergencies And More
For civilian K-9 units, there are veterinarians everywhere, but not all of them are experienced in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, especially GSW.
• As in human wounding, initial care is most critical, and that care is often given by the dog's human team-mates • K-9s are often injured in high-risk missions involving disaster relief, SAR, and terrorist situations •May be impractical or impossible to evacuate to a veterinarian •Civilian-owned dogs frequently have limited budgets for vet care away from HQ2 •K-9s rely on the human medical infrastructure