The Veterinary Bioscience Institute is proud to present the Osmotic Pump Implantation in Rodents- PART 1 Webinar
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The Veterinary Bioscience Institute is proud to present the Osmotic Pump Implantation in Rodents- PART 1 Webinar on January 23rd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
This webinar is an introduction to the correct surgical placement of osmotic pumps in rodents. Learn why the data that you collect may not be what you expect due to slight deviations from correct pump implantation. This is the first in a two part series, although each course is complete enough to stand on its own.
This interactive webinar is designed for scientists, veterinary technicians, veterinarians and technical support staff who who wish to learn osmotic mini-pump implantation techniques in rodents. This webinar is extensive enough for a novice, but also provides an excellent review for more experienced personnel. All techniques will be demonstrated by high resolution videos.
This interactive webinar is designed for individuals responsible for:
1. Preparing rodents for mini-pump osmotic surgery.
2. Performing or assisting in rodent mini-pump osmotic surgical procedures.
3. Performing rodent peri-operative care.
4. Developing and reviewing rodent surgery policies, SOPs and protocols.
During this webinar, subcutaneous and intraperitoneal (Intra-abdominal) implantation of osmotic pumps will be discussed and demonstrated in mice and rats. The webinar will also include a review of gross anatomy and aseptic surgical technique, osmotic mini-pump technology, and basic implantation principles. The training will include the proper selection, usage, and handling of applicable surgical instruments and equipment. Emphasis will be on learning practical skills and methods from experienced instructors. By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able implement these techniques in order to plan and perform research experiments with their own rodent models.
Following topics will be demonstrated through images and videos:
- Osmotic mini-pump selection and preparation
- Principle of mini-pump operation
- Choosing an osmotic mini-pump
- Filing and priming
- Animal Considerations
- Preoperative preparation
- Required Materials
- Patient preparation
- Surgical area preparation
- Anesthesia and analgesia
- Surgical procedures demonstrated in mice and rats
- Subcutaneous implantation
- Intraperitoneal (Intra-abdominal) implantation
- Mini-pump explanation
- Postoperative procedures and clinical monitoring and care
This webinar series meets the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS), and Academy of Surgical Science (ASR) requirements for 2 Continuing Education Units. Each participant will receive 2 Certificates of Attendance.
This webinar has been approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 2 continuing education credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.