Night Attendant Orientation
The goal of our program is to educate and train you in various areas of hospitalized horse nursing care.¬† The areas on which we will focus will be those that are essential for this position.¬† These will include among others, care of catheters, medications, patient evaluations and foal watch instruction.¬† This is a unique opportunity for you to learn while you develop skills and apply what you know for the benefit of the patients.
The primary purpose of this program is to expand our technical staff with a support group that can assist by caring for the stable intensive care patients through the over-night hour.¬†¬† The only mandatory criterium is familiarity with horses and their normal behavior.¬† With this basic knowledge of horses, we can teach you the techniques and methods of providing intensive care monitoring.¬† This program will span 2-3 lectures and end with a comprehensive final exam. The results of this test will determine your eligibility for this program and the order in which shifts will be available. As there will be a considerable amount of material presented, outside study will be needed to fully understand these materials.
One very important thing for you to understand is the concept of confidentiality.¬† Owners that bring their horses here expect their privacy to be respected!
“What you see here
¬†& anything you hear here
Must stay here
When you leave here!”
The cases that you will be working with will be interesting, difficult and some may even be sad.¬† They will all need your undivided attention when you are on-duty.¬† When you leave here, it is acceptable to discuss cases in general terms only.¬† The case or the illness may be interesting, but the horse‚Äôs name and the owner‚Äôs information are strictly confidential and must be absolutely protected.¬† We are very stringent with this policy and violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal.
We are pleased that you‚Äôve enrolled in our night attendant program.