Date: Thursday – June 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Clarion Hotel (same venue as main conference)
Working dogs and their handlers may be called to respond to areas which may be contaminated. This course will provide classroom instruction in methods of decontamination of working dogs responding to potentially contaminated environments, post decontamination veterinary care and monitoring for working dogs, safety, PPE, environmental considerations and regulations for working dogs and veterinarians. Course participants will receive hands on instruction in PPE use and selection.
Attendees will learn:
- The reasons for and methods of decontamination of working dogs responding to potentially contaminated environments
- Post decontamination care and monitoring of working dogs following potential exposures including sample collection for diagnostic and monitoring
- Clinical signs of exposure to toxic substances and techniques for care and treatment of exposed dogs
- Safety for working dog handlers and veterinarians caring for working dogs operating in potentially contaminated environments.
- Selection and use of PPE including proper donning and doffing, respirator fit testing, medical pre-screening and wastewater containment
Continuing Education Credits
James Aiello, BS, MPA
Robert A. Mauck, CEO, CI, CHMS
Linda A. Murphy, VMD, DABT