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Essential Nutrition for Wildlife Rehabilitators

Compared to the variety an animal eats in the wild, food offered in a wildlife rehabilitation setting is quite limited. Optimal nutrition is important for growth, healing and conditioning.

It is essential that food offered meets the highest nutritional composition and is easily recognized and digested by the species.

This class includes the essentials a wildlife rehabilitator needs to meet these goals.

Included:

Refeeding Syndrome in Wildlife Patients
Calculating Calories
Trophic Categories, the Key to Meeting an Animal’s Diet
Carnivore Nutrition
Piscivore Nutrition
Calculating Thiamin Supplementation in the Piscivore Diet
Insectivore Nutrition
Substitution Diets for Wildlife
Avoiding Metabolic Bone Disease
Calculating Calcium Correction of Diets
Overview of Vitamins and Minerals
Understanding Milk Composition
Creating Milk Formulas that Meet a Species Needs’
Nestling Nutrition

A certificate for 8 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

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Intake and Exam – Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Short Course

When an animal first arrives for rehabilitation, the initial steps you take to examine and stabilize the animal can impact its survivability. Your immediate actions can save the animal, or hasten its death.

This is the first series of lessons in the
Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series.

This set of lessons must be completed prior to advancing to several other lessons.

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Contents:

  • Stress in the Wild Patient
  • Cursory Exam
  • Stabilization of Immediate Life Threatening Conditions (ABCs)
  • Physical Exam

 

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $25.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course

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Basic Avian Anatomy for Wildlife Rehabilitators

Understanding the basic anatomy of a bird, and the proper terminology is essential for identification, handling, bandaging orthopedic injuries, and when communicating with your veterinarian.

This short-course only takes about 2 hours to complete but has all of the “need-to-know” information on avian anatomy for a wildlife rehabilitator.

Included:

Basic Anatomy Terminology
Avian respiration
Ruptured air sacs
The avian skeletal system

A certificate for 3 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $25.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at the time of course selection.

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Hygiene and Zoonosis – Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation

To keep yourself and your staff healthy, and to stop disease from spreading through the animals that you care for, good hygiene protocols and zoonosis prevention needs to be in place. Knowing your risks and understanding how to reduce those risks is critical for all wildlife rehabilitators.

This short course only takes about two hours to complete, but it may be the most valuable two hours that you spend.

Included:

Cleaning and Disinfecting in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Histoplasmosis
Zoonotic Diseases Common in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Disinfecting and Product Use
Creating a Zoonosis Protection Plan

A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $25.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at the time of course selection.

A certificate for 4 hours will be presented on successful completion of the course

Each student needs to sign the Terms of Service Agreement prior to each course

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Threatened & Endangered Certification for PA Wildlife Rehabilitators

Overview:

Pennsylvania Game Commission permits for wildlife rehabilitators include two additional authorizations for certain classes of animals: rabies vector species (RVS) and threatened and endangered (T&E) species.

This class is intended to deliver the knowledge necessary for a general wildlife rehabilitation permittee to be authorized to receive, treat and rehabilitate threatened and endangered species in Pennsylvania. Upon successful completion, a general permit wildlife rehabilitator can apply for T&E certification to added to their permit class.

Objective:

Since general class rehabilitators already possess basic skills in stabilization, medical care, diet, rehabilitation and release of distressed wildlife, this program is geared to understanding those aspects directly associated with receiving animals considered of special interest and listed as threatened and endangered in the Commonwealth.

Any rehabilitator can receive all wildlife species (even those outside of their permit class (mammal, non-raptor, raptor)). It is prudent for all rehabilitators seeking T/E authorization to be able to identify and give emergency care to all special listed species, even those outside of their permit class, so all species are covered in this course.

The information presented is also valuable to novice rehabilitator permittees, sub-permittees, capture and transport permittees and volunteers.

INCLUDES 43 PAGE QUICK GUIDE

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course for six training hours.

 


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Red Creek wildlife Center “Series Students” may enroll for free by LOGGING INTO THEIR ACCOUNT HERE.

Medical Math for the Wildlife Rehabilitator

 

FORGET MEMORIZING COMPLICATED FORMULAS

Designed by veteran wildlife rehabilitator, Peggy Hentz, this medical math course takes you from the very simple to the complex in an understandable and easy to follow structured learning experience. 

The interactive problems will have you calculating in no time.

In wildlife rehabilitation, basic math calculations are needed when determining drug dosages, fluid therapy and feeding amounts.

In addition to being able to formulate and solve mathematical problems, the wildlife rehabilitator needs to be proficient in the use of several instruments of measure such as the weight scale and syringes.

An understanding of the metric system and the ability to covert to and from the US customary units is essential to proficiency in medical math.

 

 

During this course we will cover all of the necessary skills to calculate accurate drug dosing and fluid therapy for animals. The course is broken down into 5 sections:

  • Comparative (Ratio) Math – the basis of proficient calculations
  • Drug dosage calculations
  • Understanding the metric system
  • Tools of the trade
  • Fluid Therapy

INCLUDES 18 PAGE STUDY BOOK

Course Information:

This self-paced. non-accredited course will prepare the wildlife rehabilitator to calculate various drug dosages as well as administer correct fluid therapy for dehydrated animals.

  • Ratio Mathematics
  • Mastering Drug Dosing
  • Metrics Made Easy for the Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • The Metric Conversion
  • Temperature conversion
  • Reading Syringes
  • Insulin Syringes
  • Needle Gauges
  • Understanding and Interpreting Drug Labeling
  • Diluting Medications
  • Reading Prescriptions
  • Scales
  • Formulary
  • Percentages
  • Stomach Capacity
  • Daily Fluid Requirements
  • Fluid Replacement Calculations
  • Step by Step Re-hydration
  • Finding the Whole of a Percentage (Normal Body Weight)
  • Three Day Re-hydration Protocol

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course for six training hours.

 


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $50.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls

The information and emergency phone line 
is THE most important step in the wildlife rehabilitation process. 

When a person calls a wildlife center with an injured, orphaned or sick wild animal, the ensuing conversation may be THE MOST IMPORTANT conversation in that animal’s life.

The decisions made by the finder will have an immense impact on its future.

In wildlife rehabilitation, much emphasis is placed on techniques, diet and housing (and rightfully so), BUT having the right information during THE BEGINNING of the process is a CRITICAL STEP in the rehabilitation of that animal.

IT IS THAT IMPORTANT!

The volunteer who answers the phone is  an important link between the wildlife center, the finder and the animal. For the organization: you are THE representative that will leave a lasting first impression on the person calling. To the finder, you are their salvation from a very emotional situation.

For the animal, YOU are their lifeline to any chance of living a natural life.

Course Information:

This self-paced. non-accredited course will prepare the wildlife rehabilitation volunteer to answer emergency calls pertaining to injured, orphaned and foundling wild animals.

This course includes:

  • Identifying Wildlife over the phone
  • Wildlife Education and Identification Resources
  • Wildlife Emergencies – Adult Animals
  • Abnormal Behavior / Rabies
  • Wildlife Emergencies – Baby Animals
  • Entrapment
  • Safety
  • Dealing with the Public
  • Verbal Judo and Personality Types
  • Wildlife Tips

 

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course
for six training hours.

 


 

ENROLLMENT

 

Enrollment Fee = $25.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

 

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

 

Non-Profit Workshop for Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitators

Becoming a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania need not be complicated, nor expensive.

In an effort to help wildlife rescues become successful, Red Creek Wildlife Center and Wildlife EDU offers this step-by-step course in filing all of the forms and meeting the requirements for becoming a incorporated in Pennsylvania.

Please note: This workshop is specifically designed for Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitators who wish to become incorporated and apply for IRS 501c3 status as a non-profit charity.

Individuals outside of Pennsylvania, and those wanting to to start a charity that is not wildlife rehabilitation may benefit from this workshop, but will have to adapt what they learn to their state and their mission.

This course includes

1 – NP Workshop – Introduction
1A – NP Workshop – Instructions
2 – NP Workshop – Record Keeping
3 – NP Workshop – Naming Your Organization part 1
4 – NP Workshop – Naming Your Organization part 2 – trademarks
5 – NP Workshop – Naming Your Organization part 4 – registering your name
5A – Applying for an EIN Number
6 – NP Workshop – Naming Your Organization part 5 – securing your name
7 – NP Workshop – Mission Statement
8 – NP Workshop – ByLaws – Part 1
9 – NP Workshop – ByLaws – Part 2
10 – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 1
11 – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 2
12 – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 3
13 – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 4 – Docketing Statement
14 – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 5 – Assembling the packet
14a – NP Workshop – Articles of Incorporation – Part 6 – Advertising Requirement
15 – NP Workshop – PA Charities Registration – Part 1 – Overview
16 – NP Workshop – PA Charities Registration – Part 2 – Filing Forms
17 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 1 – Overview
18 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 2
19 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 3
20 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 4
21 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 5
22 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 6
23 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 7
24 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 8
25 – NP Workshop – 501c3 – Part 9
26 – NP Workshop – Making Your Organization Successful


ENROLLMENT

Enrollment Fee = $75.00
You have 3 months to complete the course

To enroll in any course you must first create a student account at our course gateway. You may then enroll in the course(s) of your choice.

Payment is made at time of course selection.

 

ENTER THE GATEWAY HERE

Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series


Red Creek is once again offering the Basics in Wildlife Rehabilitation Series in the fall of 2016.

This course is designed to help train individuals who wish to take the written tests to become a wildlife rehabilitator in Pennsylvania.

Date

September 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2016

Time

9:00 am to 4:00 pm ( Doors open at 8:30am )

Location


Red Creek Wildlife Center

300 Moon Hill Drive,

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

(570)739-7111 – education and training office

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CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS



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Designed for individuals interested in becoming licensed wildlife rehabilitators, this series covers the knowledge and skills needed to apply for wildlife rehabilitation permits in Pennsylvania.

What’s included?

Four INFORMATION PACKED Days (two weekends)

PLUS Three On-Line Classes and FREE ACCESS to future on-line rehabilitation classes we publish.

Day 1 (1st Saturday)

Wildlife Capture and Transport. This class meets the testing requirements for those wishing to be permitted for field rescue of injured wildlife.

Day 2 (1st Sunday)

Stress and Shock

Intake, exam and stabilization

Hydration and fluid therapy

Emaciation

Calorie calculations

Hygiene and Zoonosis

Imprinting

Euthanasia

Injections Lab (mammal and avian)

Day 3 (2nd Saturday)

Specifics on Birds

Anatomy

Bird Identification

Raptor Identification

Nutrition and Orphan Care

Handling

Housing

Common Diseases

Common Injuries

Bandaging and injections workshop

Day 4 (2nd Sunday)

Specific to Mammals

Identification

Rabies

Diseases and parasites

Nutrition and diets

Orphaned Care

Milk composition

Common injuries

The series is designed and instructed by 25 year

veteran Wildlife Rehabilitator Peggy Hentz

Also Includes three courses you can begin taking right awayy: (do not sign up for these individually. They are included in the course price.)

Medical Math for the Wildlife Rehabilitator – $35 value


Telephone Skills – Handling Wildlife Emergency Calls – $20 value


Non-Profit Workshop for Pennsylvania Wildlife Rehabilitators – $75 value

ENROLL TODAY

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS



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Returning Students – Click Here to Register for Free