We invite each and every pet parent and pet care professional to be your pets’ advocate not only this month, but forever. We emphasize the importance of education, training and being a caring, conscientious, and loving pet parent. Join us for our... 19th Annual Pet First Aid Awareness Month™, Million Internet Petizen Campaign and Pet Tech® CPR Day World Record Event!
Pet First Aid Awareness Month emphasizes the importance of education and training and being a caring, conscientious, responsible and loving pet parent and Pet Care Professional during April and all through the year! Our theme for this year’s Pet First Aid Awareness Month 2018 (April 1-30) is “Paws Up, Be Your Pets’ Advocate!”
Along with our ongoing message, this year, we want to emphasize prevention and the importance of being proactive in your pet’s health. Paws Up, Be Your Pets’ Advocate!” and Help Prevent 1 Million Pet ER Visits is about taking the initiative and becoming trained in Pet First Aid to reduce preventable accidents and minimize pet emergencies.
Together with our Partners we are “Improving the Quality of Pets’ Lives, One Pet Parent, at a Time.™” Our message, as always, will highlight the importance of learning the necessary skills of CPR, first aid and care for our four-legged, furry, family members.
This year our Pet First Aid Awareness Month Campaign will include Pet Tech® CPR Day (April 28, 2018). The goal is to increase awareness of Pet CPR and First Aid and increase our family of pet parents and pet care professionals to ultimately Prevent 1 Million Pet ER Visits! We will also be calling out for more Instructors to take care of the demand.
We will actually be setting 2 world records, one for the most people trained in Pet CPR in one day and one for the longest continuous Pet CPR Relay. Each record has a set of guidelines that we have to meet or exceed. For the most people trained in one day there is a minimum of 250 to set the record. Pet CPR Day will be about 6 hours long and we will move people through the training process. Attendees will watch a video and then move to one of the ten skill stations. At each Skill Station we will have one of our Instructors and one assistant to moderate and teach the CPR skill and confirm their participation and completion of the skill. We will have a separate station for kids and one for attendees with special needs.
The CPR Relay record will begin about an hour into the event to ensure that we have trained and qualified participants to take their turn. Each participant will do about one minute of CPR and then within five seconds the next person will relay into position. This will be in a prominent location at the event so attendees can participate, watch, and build excitement.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 28th starting at 8:30 am (approximately 5 to 6 hours) at the Town & Country Hotel & Conference Center in Mission Valley San Diego. The agenda will include a “Kick-Off” by the Pet Safety Guy™, then we will start the world record events, and conclude with give aways and closing statements, including a ceremony presenting the world record certificate of achievement from Guiness. Attendees will be pre-assigned a time slot or will be grouped on a first come first served basis. Once the attendees have participated in the records and been documented, they can explore the vendor tables, participate in the activities, enjoy refreshments until closing ceremony.