Federal law now requires that institutions provide training for anyone caring for or using laboratory animals. This volume provides the guidelines and resources needed to coordinate a quality training program, as well as to meet all legal requirements.
A core module for all personnel takes no more than four hours to present. Most staff then proceed to one or more additional skills-development modules including the species-specific module that can be customized to any species in use at the institution, the pain management module, and the surgery module.
The volume provides content information for required topics--from ethics to record keeping--and lists sources of additional publications, audiovisual programs, and computerized teaching aids.
- Ready-to-use teaching outlines, with detailed instructions for presenting material.
- Practical guidelines on logistics, covering scheduling, budgeting, and more.
- Guidelines on how to design training for adults and how to work with investigators who may resist taking training courses.
This practical guidebook will be necessary for research institutions, particularly for staff members responsible for training coordination.