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Control measure
Immediate first aid for animal

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Immediate first aid for animals in the absence of veterinary assistance

Understand:

  • The methods and equipment which may be used to safely apply first aid treatment to animals
  • The sources of information available to responders about first aid treatment for animals
  • The considerations prior to applying first aid treatment to animals
  • The importance of requesting professional animal care at the earliest opportunity
  • Local arrangements for stranded marine animals

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Immediate first aid for animals in the absence of veterinary assistance

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Provide immediate first aid in the absence of an animal care specialist
  • Adopt safe systems of work and control measures to administer first aid to animals
  • Use appropriate personal protective equipment when working with animals
  • Request an animal care specialist