General recommended Information
Documentation for the training must be accurate and up-to-date. The training records should be available for review by the IACUC office and/or IACUC members during semiannual site inspections. This will help to ensure proper training is being conducted as well as having a plan in place for training of inexperienced individuals.
When creating the documentation, list the procedures in which individual(s) are trained; species; who provided the training.
Activities requiring training include, but are not limited to, the following
- Animal handling, weighing, and restraint
- Tattooing, tagging, or other means of animal identification
- Injections (SC, IM, IV, IP, etc.)
- Blood collections (venipuncture, retro-orbital, etc.)
- Anesthesia (injectable, gas, local, etc.)
- Oral administration (oral dosing, gavage, intubation)
- Surgery including biopsy
- Euthanasia (injectable, CO2, physical)
- Any other manipulation of live vertebrate animals described within an animal use protocol