Full program description
This course is required only for all users that perform surgical procedures on rodents.
The Introduction to Aseptic Techniques in Rodent Surgery course will cover: surgical planning and care, aseptic technique, proper tissue handling, instruments and suture basics, considerations for neonatal and other specialized surgeries, and wound care and management. The laboratory will emphasize performing surgery with aseptic technique, surgery with sterile instrument tips, proper tissue handling and instrument use, suture patterns and tension, and appropriate supportive care.
*Prerequisites: Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research, Rodent Restraint and SC/IP Injections, and Introduction to Anesthesia of the Laboratory Rodent.