UW Research

Required Training

Surgery Online: Introduction to Rodent Surgery Course

Provides important information about performing animal surgery in biomedical research settings. The course includes information on pre-operative procedures, anesthesia, analgesia, aseptic technique, surgical technique, incision closure and post-operative procedures. These topics will be expanded upon during the Surgery Laboratory Part IA and II.

Who is required to take this training?

Personnel who will be performing aseptic surgery on rodents.

Summary of the requirement

The PHS Policy, as implemented by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), requires that the institution is responsible for the training of its staff. Among other things, training must ensure that individuals are trained and qualified to perform surgery.

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