In April, EAZA Academy is offering a course introducing concepts and best practices for using ZIMS for Medical. ZIMS, or the Zoological Information Management System, is the system used to curate and share data among EAZA-accredited zoos and aquaria as well as more than 1,200 institutions worldwide.
All that complete the course, ZIMS for Medical Training, will receive an EAZA Academy Certificate of Participation and may also use the course towards the AZA Professional Development Certificate. The latter is the result of a Memorandum of Understanding with The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) through which EAZA Academy courses also may be used as accredited coursework toward the AZA Professional Development Certificate.
Attendees will learn how to input data into eight sections such as Pharmacy, Sample Storage, and Global Medical Resources, and extract and analyze data using ZIMS reports and tools.
The course will be led by Rachel Thompson, DVM, DECZM (ZHM), CSPO – Veterinarian (formerly Minnesota Zoo, United States) and Product Owner, ZIMS for Medical, Species360. Rachel used ZIMS for Medical in her veterinary work at Minnesota Zoo and has taught ZIMS for Medical courses for nearly a decade.
ZIMS for Medical Training takes place via ZOOM in three 4-hour sessions held the 5th, 12th, and 19th of April.
By the end of the 12-hour course, participants will:
- Understand the importance of storing medical data
- Input medical data into each of (8) ZIMS for Medical modules
- Understand how the dictionaries work and be able to input your own entries
- Use the reports in ZIMS for Medical
- Add drugs to the pharmacy inventory
- Use the Global Medical Resources that reflect shared data in ZIMS
To learn more and to register, go here.
EAZA Academy offers a wide range of courses covering areas as diverse as animal husbandry and nutrition, zoo and aquarium management, and educational related courses. Questions? Contact Laura Myers, EAZA Academy Manager, at Laura.Myers@EAZA.net.