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Wildlife First Aid, Rescue and Rehabilitation Diploma
This unique distance learning course is designed for those who want to work with wildlife and for those already involved in the rescue, care and rehabilitation of animals.
It is also relevant for anyone who would like to gain valuable knowledge to enable them to rescue, rehabilitate and release injured wildlife.
This course aims to provide learners with the basic skills and knowledge required to administer first aid to wildlife.
The price for this course is £399.00 inc VAT and if booked with 'The Great Orangutan Project' you will receive a 20% discount on the fore mentioned project.
To book this course please call on 01582 469950 or use our contact us page.
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First Aid Principles
Basic principles of wildlife first aid
Vital signs and dealing with an injured animal
Understanding the handling, restraint and carrying of wildlife in pain or distress
Recognising common wildlife injuries and treating shock, bleeding & collapse
Recognising and stabilising fractures in preparation for transporting to the veterinary surgery.
Special requirements for injured hibernating animals
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|Treating an injury
Understand how to deal with common injuries including: poisons and stings, eye injuries, bite injuries, cuts & grazes, broken bones & dislocations, convulsions, fainting, heatstroke, burns, choking, drowning and electric shock.
Understand how to deal with a foreign body in mouth, eye or throat
Learn more about emergency techniques such as resuscitation and CPR
Understand how to clean wounds and apply bandages and dressings
|Health & hygiene
Recognising signs of ill health and disease.
Learn about animal diseases (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, hereditary & those caused by environmental factors). Crucially, learn how to prevent the spread of infections and diseases in a rescue/rehabilitation clinic or hospital.
First Aid Kit essentials
The basics - what your first aid kit should contain
Learn how to improvise items such as muzzles, stretchers and splints
Wildlife Care and Rescue Centres
Where to take injured wildlife.
Recovery, rehabilitation and safe release back into the wild
Learn more about the role that UK wildlife rescue organisations and charities play in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured wildlife and who to contact for advice and help.