WHO TAKES THE KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENTS?
Anyone who could be called 'unsupervised' (on site staff or volunteer OR an off site fosterer/carer) MUST sit the KA.
Please read on below to see what we mean by 'Supervised' and 'Unsupervised'.
[WHILST THE KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENTS HAVE TO BE SAT BY ANYONE DEEMED 'UNSUPERVISED', THE KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENTS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE IN WILDLIFE REHABILITATION.
YOUR K.A CAN BE TAKEN ALONGSIDE YOUR COLLEAGUES WITHIN THE RESCUE OR ANONYMOUSLY IF YOU WOULD RATHER, JUST TO TEST YOUR OWN KNOWLEDGE (IF YOU WOULD LIKE) OR AS MOTIVATION TO HELP YOU TO LEARN MORE (AS YOU PERHAPS REVISE FROM SOME OF THE RECOMMENDED REVISION MATERIALS) ABOUT WILDLIFE REHABILITATION.]
You triage/assess any new wildlife casualties that come in.
You decide when a wildlife casualty needs to go to the vets.
You decide - under strict instruction from your vet - when to give medications.
You assess a new wildlife casualty - on arrival - and then create the general care plan (medical plans are created by your vet) which might contain (for example): 1. What to feed. 2. How much to feed. 3. Changes to supplements like UV lights. 4. How to monitor a wildlife casualty.
If you FOLLOW a general care plan (and if you contact your supervisor if the animal deteriorates/anything out of the ordinary happens) then you would count as supervised.