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  The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia  

Animal First Aid For Disaster Responders

 First of all we at DARTNS would like to thank all those who attended our AFDR Workshop on August 13th and 14th. The workshop was a great success. We have received a lot of great feedback on this year’s event and ways to make things even better in years to come.

We would like to single out a few of our volunteers who went above and beyond the call of duty.

Krista Dobson, who ran the PayPal website and assisted those who had registration questions and as well dealt with the payment of all our partners,

Diana Forestall, who brought along our “patients”, a touch that made the whole workshop very realistic!

And last but certainly not least,

Catherine Stevens, whose tireless efforts to make this year’s workshop a great success by doing media interviews, soliciting gifts for the door prizes and for putting together the “swag bags” for this year, a first for us and now something to build on in years to come.

Thank you again to the folks from HSUS, not just the workshop facilitators’, but the administrative staff who worked so hard in the background getting information to us, mailing out the workshop materials and assisting with any glitches along the way.

We will be sharing our survey findings with the attendees, after we have time to digest the information that was shared with us by all of you. It will be a starting point for next years’ workshop, so stay tuned for what is in store for next August!!

We would like to thank the following for supporting our 2011 Workshop:

Complete Care Hospital for Pets 

Basin Stationary - Strawberry Hill

Loyal Rescue

Co-op Country Garden Store 

Nova Scotia SPCA

Jasmine's Hair & Esthetics Inc

The Animal Welfare Center 

Wildflower Promotional Products

Workshop Instructor  Biographies:

The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce that we will be holding our 3rd annual workshop in Truro, Nova Scotia on August 13th and 14th, 2011.

The 2011 workshop is:

Animal First Aid For Disaster Responders

Introduced by the Emergency Services Department at the National Conference on Animals in Disaster (NCAD), this two day workshop provides hands-on instruction on first aid techniques which disaster responders can apply until more advanced veterinary help can be found.

Participants learn how to identify and treat common disaster-related injuries, illnesses, and conditions; how to distinguish animals who need advanced care from those who need first aid, as well as those who pose a threat to other animals and to people; and what not to do in order to minimize harm to the animal.

Course Topics:

§  Animal First Aid basics

§  Situational Awareness and Safety

§  Critical Situations

§  Restraint and Carry Techniques

§  Internal and External Bleeding

§  Conditions and Techniques for Large Animals

§  Ophthalmic First Aid

§  Decontamination

§  Bandaging and Wound Care

§  Animal First Aid Jump Kits



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