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PRO'S GUIDE TO K9 COMBAT MEDIC ESSENTIALS

Canine Tactical Casualty Care is in principle the same as for humans. The goals are simple. Complete the mission, prevent additional casualties & aid the downed K9 buddy.


WHAT’S IN THIS SERIES?

K9 CARE UNDER FIRE

The shit has hit the fan and your K9 is down. Before you go all John Wick on them, to remain calm, return fire, and take cover. Your commander—or you—will then need to decide what to do with your downed »fur missile« on the “X”. This part takes you through the steps in the CUF phase.

K9 M.A.R.C.H. ALGORITHM

You’re no longer under effective hostile fire and have secured the area. If you’ve got enough time and resources to aid the downed K9, you can jump right into the modified M.A.R.C.H. algorithm, designed to offer the quickest and most effective assistance to your four-legged buddy. Learn more about how to most effectively aid your K9 in distress.

K9 GASTRIC TORSION

Your K9 seems off his game, he’s restless and anxious, drooling, trying to vomit, but nothing happens. His stomach is becoming swollen and he’s pacing around. Look very much like your dog is suffering from gastric torsion. This episode walks you through the steps to achieve gastric decompression.


K9 TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX

Your buddy took a shot to the box, or maybe he was hit with a club. In either event, he’s having difficulty breathing. You’re probably correct to suspect a tension pneumothorax.

WHAT’S IN A K9 IFAK?

We’ll share the details of what should be in your tail-wagging buddy’s IFAK to ensure he has a fighting chance when injured in the field. Our SF Combat Medic shares his insights.


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EPISODE 1: CARE-UNDER-FIRE PHASE

Watch as our SF Combat Medic digs deep into the challenge of handling situations where a K9 has been injured and you are still under effective hostile fire. His advice: establish fire superiority, then get the K9 to safety.


EPISODE 2: TACTICAL FIELD CARE

Learn how to apply the principles of the modified M.A.R.C.H. algorithm to your furry friend and explore the steps for optimizing the aid you offer him.


EPISODE 3: GASTRIC TORSION

Your dog’s symptoms point to gastric torsion. Unless there’s a nearby clinic you’ll need to perform a gastric decompression. Learn more about the procedure in this week’s episode.


EPISODE 4: TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX

How do you treat a K9 after a severe blow to his chest? If tension pneumothorax symptoms are present, you’ll proceed with an NCD.


EPISODE 5: K9 IFAK

Know what goes into a K9 IFAK. Our SF Combat Medic expert breaks it all down for you and recommends what to include in yours.


UF PRO TACTICAL RESOURCES

UF PRO Tactical Resources teach you new tactical skills and update those you already possess. Watch other video series that have the must-have knowledge ranging from CQB, Tactical Tracking and more.

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