Wound Management

(1 customer review)


This online, on demand course includes lecture, online activities, and a lab. Be sure to read the lab supply requirements below before signing up.


Kit contains 1 puppet for use in wing bandage lab exercises, 1 wooden wing model for figure 8 and modified figure 8 exercises, consumable supplies for all 7 mammal and avian lab exercises (2″ VetWrap, 1″ VetWrap, 2″ roll gauze, 2″ cast padding, 4″x4″ gauze pads, 1″ Micorpore tape, 0.5″ Micorpore tape, 1″ Zonas tape, Tegaderm, Telfa pad, cotton tipped applicators, tongue depressors) $36 plus shipping (US or Int’l) If you are also ordering a physical book we will refund for any excess shipping charge.

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Developed specifically for wildlife care professionals, Wound Management provides a systematic review of the physiology and treatment of the most common types of soft-tissue wounds seen in injured mammalian and avian species.

Course lecture topics include:

  • Wound assessment
  • Wound types
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Cleaning and topical agents
  • Bandaging techniques
  • Physiology and stages of wound healing

Lab topics include:

  • wound preparation
  • nonadhesive and wet to dry wound management
  • fracture bandaging with Robert Jones, figure 8, modified figure 8 ‘Miller wing sling’, and wing to body wrap

Fractures and wound management in herptiles are not covered in this course.


To receive a course completion certificate, students must successfully pass the online Wound Management exam with 70% or higher.


Pre-Requisites: Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation strongly encouraged

Required Materials:

  • internet access
  • ability to record and upload videos (upload tool provided)
  • textbook – Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach
  • basic bandaging supplies OR purchase of IWRC kit
  • legal access to an avian and mammal cadaver for lab OR purchase of IWRC kit

Optional Materials*:

  • nitrile gloves in your size
  • bandage scissors
  • tweezers
  • sterile water-based gel
  • Chlorhexidine or povidone iodine (surgical disinfectant)
  • sterile fluids

*While you can complete your lab without these tools we recommend having them on hand to simulate the actual procedures as closely as possible


Additional information

Weight N/A
Course Level

Tier Two

CE Hours

7 Continuing Education Hours

Delivery Method

Online on Demand


Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation suggested

Book Delivery

ebook, Textbook, I already have Wildlife Rehabilitation: A Comprehensive Approach

1 review for Wound Management

  1. Cindy Haskett (verified owner)

    Great lectures and very informative. There could be a couple tweaks with navigating between the next steps for viewing the lectures and quizzes, as well as submissions for the final labs, but overall it flowed pretty well.

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