Life-saving emergency training to protect working K-9s
February 16 & 17, 2013
About the course
K-9 Down is a highly specialized program designed for professional working dog handlers and emergency rescue personnel - anyone who may respond to canine health emergencies in the field. The course is tailored for police officers, firefighters, medics, search and rescue teams, military dog handlers or other canine handlers with specialized training. The course is two days in length. A series of lectures are presented the first day on topics ranging from the normal canine physical exam to toxicities and heat exhaustion. On the second day, the group is divided and assigned to one of two half-day sessions, which offer hands-on training in small group sessions. Please refer to the course schedule for more information. Although the instructors vary slightly, the same course content is provided at all locations. Space is limited to 32 Advanced registrants and 20 Basic registrants per course.
The advanced course includes advanced medical training. This is for personnel who have previously attended a K-9 Down session and desire further training, or if you already have advanced medical training in your current profession (i.e., physicians, tactical medics, paramedics, etc.). This advanced course is only being offered at NCSU.
Registration for this course includes lectures, lunch, and a printed notes. Registration for the advanced course is limited to those who have taken the Basic K-9 Down course in the past, or those who have advanced medical training.
Registration is now closed
Registration payment can be made with credit card or paid by check.
If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration within three (3) days, please check your spam file if you have one, or you may contact us at 919-513-6421 with any questions about your registration status.
Location & Lodging
This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC. A block of rooms will be reserved at the Ramada Inn Blue Ridge, 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, at a discounted rate. This hotel is next door the the College. To make your reservation, please call 919-832-4100 and reference the K9 Down Course. For information on other area hotels, visit our informative website.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in the activity, please contact email@example.com to discuss your needs at least 30 days prior to the event.
Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
|Time||Basic Course||Advanced Course|
|8:00-8:30am||Introduction - Dr. Sheilah Robertson|
|8:30am-9:15am||Physical Exam / Know Your Dog - Dr. Rita Hanel|
|9:15-9:45am||K9 Sick Call / First Aid - Dr. Rita Hanel|
|10:00-10:30am||Restraint, O2 Administration, & Transport - Dr. Sheilah Robertson||IV Fluid Therapy and Therapeutic Interventions for Shock - Dr. Rita Hanel|
|10:30-11:00am||Trauma Planning: Dr. Sheilah Robertson|
|11:15-11:45am||Fluid Therapy: Dr. Steve Marks||Restraint, O2 Administration, & Transport - Dr. Sheilah Robertson|
|11:45-12:15pm||Heatstroke - Dr. Rita Hanel||
Anesthesia & Analgesia in the field -
Dr. Sheilah Robertson
Toxicities - Dr. Dave Dorman
Smoke Inhalation / Burn Wounds / Hemostatics - Dr. Rita Hanel
|3:15-4:00pm||Gastric Dilatation with Volvulus (Bloat)- Dr. Renee Krebs|
|4:00-4:30pm||Wound Management / Penetrating Injuries / Blast Injuries - Meredith Kapler|
|4:30-5:00pm||Wrap Up: Dr. Rita Hanel and BREAK|
|5:00-6:00pm||Basic: CPCR/BLS: Dr. Rita Hanel (models lab)||Advanced: CPCR/BLS/ALS: Dr. Steve Marks (models lab)|
Sunday, February 17, 2013
|9:00am-11:30am||Advanced Procedures Lab / Junior surgery: Drs. Hanel, Robertson, Marks, & Istvan||
|11:30am-12:30pm||LUNCH and Lecture: What are you packin? Dr. Rita Hanel|
Basic Models Lab / Anatomy Lab:
Drs. Krebs, Kapler & Istvan