Emergency Field Medicine For Human and K9 Patients

Join Us!

April 20-22, 2015
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Savannah, GA

  • Are you a K9 Handler, wary of the dangers of working the streets, unsure of how to best to care for your 4-legged partner in case of an emergency?
  • Are you part of a TEMS or SAR team tasked with supporting the entire team, but don’t know how to transfer your medical skills to the canine members of your team?
  • Are you looking to expand your scope of care for your human patients in extreme environments include tactical, wilderness and disaster situations?

These intensive hands-on programs deliver t­­he essentials of responding to human and canine medical emergencies in a wide variety of environments. Topics range from fundamental canine assessments and heat management, to multi-species major trauma and mass casualty scenarios. You’ll learn on live patients, advanced manikins and realistic invasive procedure labs. with a mix of all specialties including tactical, search and disaster to meet your specific needs. Days 1 and 2 students will learn in separate tracks for Handlers and Medics. On Day 3, the entire group will be brought together for Joint Exercises.

Note: You must be able to demostrate that you are apart of a state, county, or local jurisdiction K9 team. 

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 Handler Track

 Paramedic Track

For students ranging from no medical experience to EMT-B or equivalent.Handlers learn fundamental emergency skills for both species in austere environmentsK9 MEDIC GEMA 2014 Medic IMAG0756 For certified paramedics proficient in intubation & fluid admin. Medics learn how to transfer existing advanced skills to K9s and learn how to adapt to extreme disaster, wilderness,  and tactical environments.K9 MEDIC GEMA 2014 Medic IMG_1120
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Mon-Wed April 20-22, 2015
08:30 – 17:00 (Registration at 08:00) ­


Chatham County Sheriff’s Office,
1050 Carl Griffen Drive, Savannah, GA 31405


Special Thanks to GEMA for sponsoring all student fees including registration, hotel, transportation and per diem.


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