Tufts Vet Talks Specialized Training For K9 Emergency Care Under Nero’s Law

>>IF YOU LOOK INTO THE BACK OF THE THROAT, YOU CAN SEE VOCAL FOLDS WHERE THE TUBE WOULD LOOK. >> HE LOOKS SO REALISTIC WITH SIMULADTE INJURIES. THAT’S THE POINT. THE WORKING DOG DUMMY CURRENTLY HELPS TRAIN STUDENTS AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE. SOON THE ETH DOCTOR WHO RETURNED FROM SERVING AFGHANISTAN IN MARCH AND IS A CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR HERE HOPE EMTS WILL LEARN RESCUE SKILLS TOO. >> IT’S BLEEDING. HE GOES TO. HE HAS A PULSE. YOU CAN TEACH THEM WHERE TO FIND THE PULSE. >> IT COLLAPSES IN YOUR ARMS. THIS HELPS EMTS. >> THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED THE BILL IT ALLOWS EMERGING PERSONNEL TO TRANSPORT LOUNGED POLICE DOGS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY AS LONG AS THE ATMOSPHERE IS NOT USED FOR A PERSON. IT IS NAMED IN HONOR OF THEOG D INJURED ON THE DAY HISAR PTNER WAS KILLED. THE STATE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EPF WAS THE DEPUTY HEAD AT THE TIME. IT WAS THE INSTRUMENT IN THE REALIZATION OF THE BILL. >> IT WAS A TRAGEDY. I ASKED EVERYONE TO REMEMBER HIM. I KEEP HIS IMAGE WITH ME ALL THE TIME. I KEEP NERO WITH ME ALL THE TIME. I ALWAYS DO THIS. >> THERE IS NO SPECIFIC TITABLMEE, PLANS ARE IN PROGRESS

Tufts vet talks about specialist training for K9 emergency care under Nero’s Law at Cummings School in Grafton

Emergency medical responders could soon begin training on how to administer life-saving medical care to law enforcement K9s if they are injured in the line of duty after Nero’s bill is signed into law . Nero’s Law is in response to the 2018 shooting that claimed the life of Yarmouth Police K9 Sergeant. Sean Gannon, from New Bedford, and seriously injured his K9 partner, Nero. At the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, a working dog model named Diesel, a Belgian Malinois, is currently helping train students. bleeding, breathing, pulse, so you can do pulse checks. You can teach managers where to find the femoral pulse, you can look at respiratory rates,” Dr. Sean Majoy said. soon learn lifesaving techniques, as well. “Let’s say a dog gets stabbed in the chest and there’s a lot of bleeding, you can practice placing needle decompressions if you can simulate a collapsed lung,” he said. Nero’s Law authorizes emergency medical care. duty personnel to provide emergency treatment and transportation for K9 partners, including basic first aid, CPR, and administration of lifesaving interventions such as naloxone. State Representative Steven Xiarhos, deputy police chief in Yarmouth at the time of Gannon’s death and Nero’s injury, was instrumental in bringing the bill to fruition and hopes it will be signed into law in other states. “It took a tragedy. We turned it into a triumph. And I ask everyone to remember Sean Gannon. You know, I keep his picture with me all the time, and I keep Nero with me all the time, wherever I go. And I will always do that, as long as I live,” he said. There is no specific timeline in place for paramedics to begin training at Tufts.

Emergency medical responders could soon begin training on how to administer life-saving medical care to law enforcement K9s if they are injured in the line of duty after Nero’s bill is signed into law .

Nero’s Law is in response to the 2018 shooting that claimed the life of Yarmouth Police K9 Sgt. Sean Gannon, from New Bedford, and seriously injured his K9 partner, Nero.

At the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in Grafton, a working dog model named Diesel, a Belgian Malinois, is currently helping train students.

“So it’s bleeding, it’s breathing, it’s got pulses, so you can do pulse checks. You can teach radiographers where to find the femoral pulse, you can look at respiratory rates,” Dr. Sean Majoy said.

Majoy, a veteran who returned from service in Afghanistan in March and is an assistant clinical professor at Tufts, hopes paramedics will soon learn lifesaving skills as well.

“Let’s say a dog gets stabbed in the chest and is bleeding a lot, you can practice placing needle decompressions if you can simulate a collapsed lung,” he said.

Nero’s Law authorizes emergency medical services personnel to provide emergency treatment and transportation of K9 partners, including basic first aid, CPR, and the administration of lifesaving interventions such as naloxone.

State Representative Steven Xiarhos, Yarmouth’s deputy police chief at the time of Gannon’s death and Nero’s injury, was instrumental in bringing the bill to fruition and hopes it will be signed into law in d other states.

“It took a tragedy. We turned it into a triumph. And I ask everyone to remember Sean Gannon. You know, I keep his picture with me all the time, and I keep Nero with me all the time, wherever I go. And I will always do that, as long as I live,” he said.

There is no specific timeline in place for paramedics to begin training at Tufts.

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