About

Every pet owner or professional working with animals should know how to perform first aid. From cut pads, insect stings, and snake-bites, to chocolate poisoning, traffic accidents and choking, the unexpected can and does happen to the pets in our care.

This comprehensive course equips you with the expertise to handle these situations and many others besides. In addition, you learn how to assess the patient and prioritize the most life-threatening problems.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Be Prepared

  • First aid equipment
  • Register with a vet
  • Practical First aid experience
  • Safe use of medications
  • The safe way to make a pet vomit

Module 2: Taking Control in a First Aid Situation

  • Minor problems vs emergencies
  • Assessing the patient
  • Prioritize the most serious problems
  • Safe handling of patients in pain
  • Move out of harm's way and stabilization
  • Call for help

Module 3: First Aid Techniques

  • Treating shock
  • Controlling blood loss
  • Cleaning wounds
  • Basic nursing
  • Bandaging

Module 4: CPR

  • CPR flow chart
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Combined CPR

Module 5: First Aid A-Z

  • Abscess
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
  • Asthma attack
  • Bite wound
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Broken bones
  • Broken nail or claw
  • Burns
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Chocolate toxicity
  • Choking
  • Collapse (patient conscious)
  • Collapse (patient unconscious)
  • Constipation
  • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
  • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetic coma
  • Diabetes (unstable)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dislocation
  • Drowning
  • Dystocia
  • Electrocution
  • Eye injury
  • Fits 
  • Fever
  • Food poisoning
  • Fractures
  • Frostbite
  • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
  • Giving birth
  • Heat stroke
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect sting
  • Kittening 
  • Lacerations 
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Skin infections
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Shock
  • Snake bite
  • Straining 
  • Stroke
  • Sudden swelling
  • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
  • Urination difficulty
  • Vomiting
  • Whelping
  • Wounds 

Career

Who is this course for

  • Pet owners wanting to educate themselves on proper first aid
  • Animal lovers interested in learning more about medicine and exploring the basics of veterinary medicine 
  • Those interested in a career as a vet tech, veterinary doctor, or veterinary support assistant

Career path

  • Pursue a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
  • Volunteer at animal shelters, or foster animals
  • Take better care of senior pets as an experienced pet sitter

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Every pet owner or professional working with animals should know how to perform first aid. From cut pads, insect stings, and snake-bites, to chocolate poisoning, traffic accidents and choking, the unexpected can and does happen to the pets in our care.

    This comprehensive course equips you with the expertise to handle these situations and many others besides. In addition, you learn how to assess the patient and prioritize the most life-threatening problems.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Be Prepared

    • First aid equipment
    • Register with a vet
    • Practical First aid experience
    • Safe use of medications
    • The safe way to make a pet vomit

    Module 2: Taking Control in a First Aid Situation

    • Minor problems vs emergencies
    • Assessing the patient
    • Prioritize the most serious problems
    • Safe handling of patients in pain
    • Move out of harm's way and stabilization
    • Call for help

    Module 3: First Aid Techniques

    • Treating shock
    • Controlling blood loss
    • Cleaning wounds
    • Basic nursing
    • Bandaging

    Module 4: CPR

    • CPR flow chart
    • Respiratory arrest
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Combined CPR

    Module 5: First Aid A-Z

    • Abscess
    • Allergic reaction
    • Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)
    • Asthma attack
    • Bite wound
    • Bleeding
    • Bloat
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Broken bones
    • Broken nail or claw
    • Burns
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Chocolate toxicity
    • Choking
    • Collapse (patient conscious)
    • Collapse (patient unconscious)
    • Constipation
    • Cuts, lacerations and wounds
    • CVA – Cerebrovascular accident
    • Dehydration
    • Diabetic coma
    • Diabetes (unstable)
    • Diarrhea
    • Dislocation
    • Drowning
    • Dystocia
    • Electrocution
    • Eye injury
    • Fits 
    • Fever
    • Food poisoning
    • Fractures
    • Frostbite
    • GDV – Gastric Dilation and Volvulus
    • Giving birth
    • Heat stroke
    • Hemorrhage
    • Hypothermia
    • Insect sting
    • Kittening 
    • Lacerations 
    • Poisoning
    • Seizures
    • Skin infections
    • Smoke inhalation
    • Shock
    • Snake bite
    • Straining 
    • Stroke
    • Sudden swelling
    • Trauma (Road traffic accident)
    • Urination difficulty
    • Vomiting
    • Whelping
    • Wounds 

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Pet owners wanting to educate themselves on proper first aid
    • Animal lovers interested in learning more about medicine and exploring the basics of veterinary medicine 
    • Those interested in a career as a vet tech, veterinary doctor, or veterinary support assistant

    Career path

    • Pursue a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
    • Volunteer at animal shelters, or foster animals
    • Take better care of senior pets as an experienced pet sitter

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

    12384 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited