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RECOVER CPR Certification

The Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative provides evidence-based veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) standardized guidelines. The guidelines are developed and updated through extensive review of primary, evidence-based CPR literature. It provides the only official pet CPR certification recognized by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society(VECCS). Lastly, it improves the approach to CPR in animals by informing and supporting scientific research. For more information on the RECOVER initiative, please visit www.recoverinitiative.org.

RECOVER Certified Rescuer

Who: Veterinarian Professionals

Online Duration: 8.5 hours

In-person Duration: 6 hours

The Rescuer certification process is as follows:

Prerequisite: All students must complete the online RECOVER Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS)* courses within the past 2 years of the workshop date. Courses are purchased here. Once completed, a certificate is provided which is required for proof of completion prior to attending the workshop (attending, not registering).

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS): Covering the basics - Airway, breathing and circulation. Approximately 5 hours to complete; receive 5 CE credits.

  2. Advanced Life Support (ALS): Topics include use and interpretation of important monitoring equipment, how to diagnose the ECG arrest rhythm, and drug therapies and other advanced interventions that can improve the likelihood of saving a life. Approximately 3.5 hours to complete; receive 3.5 CE credits.

 

Online certification expires after two years of completion. Recertification can be completed through a brief and condensed online course available on the website.

 

RECOVER BLS & ALS* Certified Rescuer: Attend a hands-on interactive course using CPR manikins and simulators. Hosted by RECOVER Certified Instructors, the lab provides realistic scenarios to practice clinical skills and decision-making. The training includes a practical assessment which the participants must pass in order to obtain certification as a RECOVER Certified Rescuer.
Options:

  1. Attend a Vancouver-local certification workshop with other veterinary professionals. These costs are all-inclusive. No travel, accommodations or other fees involved. Offered periodically as the waitlist fills. Join the list or request more information here. Great for new graduates entering the field, team members who missed the clinic training, locums or any veterinary professional individuals interested in becoming RESCUER Certified. 

  2. Attend a certification workshop with the veterinary clinic as a team. Travel and accommodations for the instructors may be additional depending on the clinic location. Otherwise, no additional costs required. The entire team becomes certified which builds trust and communication within the team, as well as gives the pet the best chance of survival. The team is confident and the clients are too.

  3. Attend a major conference to join a Rescuer certification lab. Costs involve travel, accommodations, conference fees and additional fees for the workshop. The waitlist is long and typically only one team member is able to attend and become certified.

*Certification for BLS-only is available. Inquire for more details.

RECOVER Certified Pet Rescuer

Who: For pet owners and pet professionals (ie. dog walkers, groomers, pet-sitters etc.)

Online Duration: 1 hour

In-person Duration: 2 hours

The Pet Rescuer certification process is as follows:

Prerequisite: All students must complete the online Pet CPR course prior to attending the in-person workshop. The course is purchased here. Once completed, a certificate is provided which is required for proof of completion prior to attending the workshop (attending, not registering).

 

RECOVER Certified Pet Rescuer: Attend a hands-on interactive course using CPR manikins. The course reviews key concepts and provides practical training using simulated scenarios of performing CPR on pets. Hosted by RECOVER Pet Rescuer Certified Instructor. The training includes a practical assessment the participants must pass in order to obtain certification as a RECOVER Certified Pet Rescuer. 

  • Attend a Vancouver-local certification workshop with other pet professionals and pet owners. Offered periodically as the waitlist fills. Join the list or request more information here

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