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  • This course is designed to prepare potential oil spill volunteers in what to expect at an accidental uncontrolled release of oil into the environment.Legal and managerial/organizational aspects of the class are specific to the US environment, but may also be useful in organizing non-US spills.

    To Register Visit http://theiwrc.org/online-store/online/oil-spill-volunteering/
  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key
    All animals have parasites. Understanding them leads to better care of wildlife in rehabilitation and can reduce the spread of disease. Parasitology is a comprehensive course covering individual parasites, their life cycles, and their transmission to new hosts. In this course you begin to learn how to identify the diagnostic forms, the treatments to use and also the zoonotic potential for many varieties of parasites.

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  • This course is the exam for Wildlife Feeding and Nutrition. Note, at this point you must take the class at a physical location. This exam is only for people who have taken the class.
  • 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. Topics include wound assessment, wound types, antibiotic therapy, cleaning and topical agents, bandaging techniques and the physiology and stages of wound healing. Fractures and wound management in herpetiles are not covered in this course. To register visit http://theiwrc.org/online-store/online/wound-management
  • This course allows guest users to enter  This course requires an enrolment key

    The Pain Management course is designed to give wildlife care professionals a working knowledge of the vocabulary and concepts underlying the modern approach to pain management in mammalian and avian species.Topics include the physiology and clinical signs of pain, supportive care techniques, and drug therapy including indications, contraindications and side effects.

    To register for this course visit http://theiwrc.org/online-store/online/pain-management/

  • Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation is a two-day introductory course consisting of 8 hours of lecture and a 4 hour lab.  The class concludes with a 1 hour, open-book online exam. Topics covered in the course: introduction to wildlife rehabilitation, basic anatomy and physiology, intake and admission, fluid therapy, handlingand physical restraint, nutrition, head and spinal trauma, zoonoses, housing and criteria for release and euthanasia.  Lab topics include: gavage, physical restraint, intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, basic physical examination, limb immobilization and weighing. 

Welcome to the IWRC Course Site. Please note that this is separate from the IWRC web site and your IWRC membership user name and password will not work here.

If you have already registered and paid for a course you should have received an email from IWRC with your course site user name, password, and course key. If you did not receive an email and it has been over 1 business day please contact the office at office@theiwrc.org
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