Updates for 2018

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First off, it is important to understand that very little in the foreground of WRMD has actually changed. Most of the updates are in the background and nothing has been removed.

Every few years WRMD requires an update. Technology changes so quickly and new features become available to us. However, at some point we can’t add new features until we implement an update. Once updated we are able to create new features.

For this update the entire background code has been cleaned up. This will mean that overall, WRMD will be more efficient and easier for us to maintain. This allows us to make changes and create new features more easily.

We have put a lot of effort into improving the user experience. WRMD will be quicker due to the fact that we have added more servers, that are themselves, far more up to date. Many minor quarks and bugs have also been dealt with.

Before we list the new updates we want to thank all of the generous individuals and organizations that have made recent donations to WRMD.  We are committed to keeping WRMD free to use however, it isn’t free to us. Each of these updates takes a lot of time and resources on our part, so we greatly appreciate any financial contributions you are capable of making. Thank you all for sticking with us on this amazing journey!

What this Update Includes

  1. There is a new extension called “Daily Exams”. This extension is modeled off of the “Initial Exam” page, but it can be used to record exams throughout the patient’s recovery. It will save each exam separately and there is no limit to the number of exams you can record. Like all other extensions, whatever is recorded here will be filtered into the “Treatment Log”.
  2. A New “Transported by Field” will be in the “Intake” box, which is found in the “Create New Patient” screen. This allows contact information to be recorded about the transporter, if it is different then the Rescuer.
  3. On the “Create New Patient” screen, an option has been added at the bottom of the page that can prompt an immediate batch update. For example if you get in 10 ducklings, you can choose to batch update their Age and any other information that may be the same.
  4. All of the date fields have a new Date Picker. We took a long time deciding on this new Date Picker, we hope it works well for you. The best thing about this Date Picker is that you can choose an icon with a circle and checkmark that will record “NOW”. However if there is already a date in that field “NOW” will not work. 
  5. The pagination on the List Records screen is quicker and it doesn’t have to reload each time.
  6. Banding and Morphometrics can be exported in a format that can be imported into Bandit 4.0. Auxiliary band information has been added as well.
  7. In combine people, it will show you a list of all the matches, not just the first 10.
  8. We added in the “Initial Exam” an option for Mucous Membrane Texture as well as Mucous Membrane Color.
  9. The Header info has been re-designed and simplified: Settings, Change Accounts, Sign Out, Support/ Tutorials and Donate to WRMD is now under the Name of the user, on the top right of the screen as seen below.
  10. There are many other small changes that would take too long to list here, so we’ll just sum them up by saying they are all meant to make WRMD simpler and faster for you.

Once this update is completed and successful, we have a few new features we plan to create. Some examples: being able to Batch update and Search Lab Values, Batch update prescriptions, Pre-set some prescription values and the ability to filter prescriptions into the Recheck report. There are many more we have lined up.

Thank you for your patience and support. We know many of these features are long-awaited and we do try to work through these request as fast as we can. If at any point you notice a bug, or something not working quite right please let us know ASAP. While we run 1000’s of tests, we are far from perfect.

Happy New Year!!!


WRMD Unavailable on Dec 25 and 4pm PST

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This is just a reminder that on December 25th at 4pm PST (12:00am UTC) WRMD will be unavailable while receiving an upgrade. We are planing for a two hour downtime but also hoping to make WRMD available again as soon as possible so hopefully the disruption won’t be that bad.

A blog post will follow with the details of the upgrade but to give you a summary of the changes right now; very little will appear to have changed, a few things are being added, we are moving onto new servers and things will get a whole lot faster.

In order to receive these upgrades you don’t have to do anything. 🙂
(Although we do greatly appreciate donations!)

Happy Holidays!


Maintenance Notice For May 10

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Saturday May 10 at 12:15 am PST we will be performing maintenance on the server that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed to update the code base and database architecture with enhancements that are designed to allow users to sign into multiple Wildlife Rehabilitation MD accounts using a single set of sign in credentials. For specific details on the upgrades visit wrmd.org/about/updates.

Users should avoid using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Saturday May 10 at 12:15 am and 1:30 am PST or you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.
[email protected]


Maintenance Notice For January 1

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Wednesday January 1 at 12:15 am PST we will be performing maintenance on the server that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed to update the code base with enhancements that are designed to streamline and simplify the usage of the database as well as add a few new fields that are common custom fields across many of the accounts.. For specific details on the upgrades visit wrmd.org/about/updates.

Users should avoid using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Wednesday January 1 at 12:15 am and 2 am PST or you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.
[email protected]


Maintenance Notice For December 20

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Friday December 20 at 9 pm PST we will be performing maintenance on the servers that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed to improve the reliability of the servers that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

Users should avoid using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Friday December 20 at 9 pm to 11 pm PST or you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.
[email protected]


Maintenance Notice For October 18

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Friday October 18 at 9 pm PST we will be performing maintenance on the server that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed to improve the security and identity of Wildlife Rehabilitation MD.

Users should avoid using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Friday October 18 at 9 pm and Friday October 18 at 9:30 pm PST or you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.

[email protected]


Maintenance Notice For September 21

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Saturday September 21 at 10 pm PST we will be performing maintenance on the server that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed to upgrade the servers that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD are hosted on. As well as the server upgrade, Wildlife Rehabilitation MD will also recieve a number of upgrades to the underlining software which will introducing significant speed improvements. For specific details on the upgrades visit wrmd.org/about/updates.

Users should avoid using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Saturday September 21 at 10 pm and Sunday September 22 at 4 am PST or you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.

[email protected]


Maintenance Notice For July 13

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wrmd-maintenanceOn Saturday July 13 at 10 pm PST we will be performing maintenance on the server that Wildlife Rehabilitation MD is hosted on.

This maintenance is being performed in order to better manage the wrmd.org domain name. It should have no affect on daily use of Wildlife Rehabilitation MD, however changes to domain name settings can take hours to propagate across the internet so, if you are using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD between Saturday July 13 at 10 pm and Sunday July 14 at 4 am PST you may experience odd behaviors from the site.

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact our support team.

[email protected]