Module 8: Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills)
[Function Specific for Function A] This module delivers practical elements of training relevant to Module 7. Practical training for minor procedures can be taught through a number of methods using different tools which are available and designed for the purpose (this is likely to include synthetic animal models and the use of cadavers). The module should be designed in such a way that it will enable the trainee to attain a level of proficiency such that, when commencing work under supervision, s/he should cause no pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm to the animal.
Trainees should be able to:
8.1. Select and explain the best methods for common procedures (such as blood sampling and application of substances) including route/volume/ frequency as appropriate.
8.2. Demonstrate that s/he can handle and restrain the animal in the best position for the technique.
8.3. Perform minor techniques under supervision, in a manner that does not inflict unnecessary pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm.