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Canine First Aid Concepts & Pathology: Online

This home study course is ideal for anyone with an interest in learning or reviewing the key concepts of canine first aid as well as understanding the fundamental principles of canine pathology.  Students working toward national certification in canine massage are encouraged to take this class as it contains information that will help during preparation for the national certification exam.  Topics include common canine pathogens, modes of transmission, the chain of infection, inflammatory response, the lymphatic system, contraindications, and standard precautions. 

This online course contains approximately 12 hours of content. CE hours are available for NBCAAM.
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What's included?

  • 4 Modules
  • 3 PDF Downloads
  • 17 Videos
  • 1 Final Exam
  • Certificate of Completion

Life-Saving Concepts

You will learn how to recognize when an animal is in distress and know the important steps to take to help in a variety of emergency situations.

Canine Pathogens

You will also learn the most common canine pathogens, including zoonotic ones that can be spread between species. Understand modes of pathogen transmission, the chain of infection, inflammatory response, and more.

Welcome to Canine First Aid Concepts & Pathology

Next Step...

Your Choice!

Once you've completed Canine First Aid Concepts & Pathology, the remaining courses for certification can be taken in any order:
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy & Orthopedic Friction
  • Lymphatic Massage: The Common Denominator
  • Business of Canine Massage & Bodywork

Find descriptions of each course on the Courses page.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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