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
- 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
- Nitrile gloves in your size
- Bandage scissors
- 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
A RACE-approved continuing education program for veterinary professionals. This program has been approved for 7 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.
If you would like RACE CE for this course please provide your license number and issuing state after registration. You must have an account with AAVSB in order to receive CE. If you need to create an account, click here.