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. We’ll guide you through the basic first-aid skills to help animals. You'll master first-aid techniques for treating injured pets such as cleaning wounds, bandaging techniques and controlling blood.

Be the one to take control in an emergency situation and you can help animals in their hour of need. This will help to ease their pain and could save their life.

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

  • All pet owners who want to be able to deal with minor accidents and incidents as well as life-threatening situations
  • Anyone who handles animals at work and wants to act confidently, correctly and quickly in any incident
  • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters, and anyone who works or volunteers with animals and needs to learn better techniques for looking after them

Career path

  • Show potential clients or employers that you’ve taken the time to study an accredited course to help animals
  • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
  • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals
  • Your first-aid training could be the first step in continuing your training to be a veterinary assistant or other professional who helps animals

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. We’ll guide you through the basic first-aid skills to help animals. You'll master first-aid techniques for treating injured pets such as cleaning wounds, bandaging techniques and controlling blood.

    Be the one to take control in an emergency situation and you can help animals in their hour of need. This will help to ease their pain and could save their life.

    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

    • All pet owners who want to be able to deal with minor accidents and incidents as well as life-threatening situations
    • Anyone who handles animals at work and wants to act confidently, correctly and quickly in any incident
    • Surrogate carers, animal trainers, pet sitters, and anyone who works or volunteers with animals and needs to learn better techniques for looking after them

    Career path

    • Show potential clients or employers that you’ve taken the time to study an accredited course to help animals
    • Studying an accredited course will give professionals a competitive advantage over their rivals
    • Certification will prove to employers that you are serious in your wish to land a dream job with animals
    • Your first-aid training could be the first step in continuing your training to be a veterinary assistant or other professional who helps animals

    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.

    13410 Students

    Guarantee

    Accredited

    Accredited