2-Day Pkg: Basic and Advanced Equine Health and Emergency First Aid (Wilderness Edition) | Oct 25th & 26th @ Laurel B. Johnson Community Center | 923 Hazel Point Rd, Quilcene, WA 98376
Hosted by: Toandos Emergency Preparedness Association https://toandos.org/view-map/
Where: Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Rd, Quilcene, WA 98376
Day 1: Basic Equine Health and Emergency First Aid, Oct 25th
Day 2: Advanced Equine Emergency First Aid, Oct 26th
Time: Check-in begins at 8:00 am; class begins at 8:30 am and we start wrapping things up at 3:30 pm; end at 4:00 pm
Instructor: April Ibarra (425) 445-3092
What to bring: note taking material and water bottle.
Registration Deadline: Oct 11, 2019
Event Contact: Aly Stratton SweetAlyKat@gmail.com or
April Ibarra HoPE@Happypathmeadows.com
This class is intended to help people know what to do immediately following an emergency that happens either close to home, or at home; the intention is to help a responder feel comfortable with handling the situation. We cover preventative measures, pain source identification, stretching, how to properly take vitals and identifying what is normal vs. abnormal, basic wound care (bandaging), identifying when to call the vet and knowing what information to gather before that call, eye injuries, bites & stings, seizure, how to right a cast horse, shock, poison, burns, lameness/hoof issues, nosebleed, choke, collapse, heat exhaustion, shock and identifying signs of colic. We also provide a 50+ page handbook to put in your first aid kits for reference.
This class is intended to cover more serious injuries as well as prepare a person when they are not close to home/veterinary care, or in remote areas difficult to access. This will probably be a favorite among the Back-Country Horse(wo)men folks. We cover how to PLAN for a trip including destination factors, assessing if a horse is conditioned for use and how to get him/her in condition, assessing the risk factors (weather, trail conditions, wildlife, toxic fauna), and what information to have in case of emergency. We also cover PREPARATION: understanding a horse and working safely around it, what to pack for the horse/human, what to keep in your trailer, different types of communication; planning food and water, how to prepare if you live remotely. And finally REACTING: how to work with a panicked horse, assessing severity and treating bleeding, gut, chest wounds, foreign bodies, burns/bites/stings, broken bones/fractures, colic/compaction, trapped horses, extreme weather, predator attacks, what to do if you get lost, or if your equipment fails, administering meds, and finally euthanasia. This course also comes with a 50+ page handbook to put in your first aid kits for reference.
*All attendees receive a Certificate of Completion for both classes
The Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness course is also being offered the same weekend on Oct 27th, 2019. If you are interested in registering for all of these classes this weekend, please visit our “Multiple Class Offerings & Early Bird Specials” page where you will find a 3-day package opportunity through Oct 11th, 2019!
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