Lectures and seminars Webinar: Good Surgical Practice and pitfalls in rodent microsurgery
The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.
Prof. René Remie, Director of René Remie Surgical Skills Centre, Almere, Netherlands.
Prof. René Remie Pharm D, DLAS, PhD, is the author and editor of the Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat. He is the founder, CEO and course leader at the 3R’s Training Centre (René Remie Surgical Skills Centre). He is an experienced instructor on topics such as microsurgery, experimental techniques, anaesthesiology, laboratory animal science and pharmacology for over 45 years.
Register here (by March 8, 16.00 CET)
Good animal welfare is a prerequisite for good science. Many animal models require surgical intervention, and the surgical technique should be refined. In this presentation, I will take you back to the basic principles of surgery (William Steward Halsted) and talk about Good Surgical Practice (GSP).
One of the most important rules during surgery is goal orientation. This means that you reach the structure of interest whilst doing the smallest amount of damage to the tissue. Proper knowledge of the animal’s anatomy is essential. Many mistakes can be made in choosing the instrument most suitable for the job. When preparing animals for infusion/sampling studies, some other factors e.g. choice of the vessel, catheter material, tip configuration, suture materials, exteriorisation techniques, fixation of the catheter on the crown of the head, at the tail base or in the neck using a Vascular Access Button (VAB), are important for long-term patency. In this presentation, Time Trauma and Trash (3-T’s) and training in microsurgery will also be discussed.