Category Archives: Wildlife Rehabilitation Courses

Medical Math for the Wildlife Rehabilitator

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS



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