Module B: Pain and Distress And Humane Endpoints
in the Laboratory Animal Facility
Target Audience: Operations staff (veterinary, husbandry, and research) and IACUC members
Please note that this framework includes several other modules on various topics involving pain and distress and humane endpoints. The goals and objectives of those trainings are included in the accompanying PowerPoint and handout.
Goals: When using animals in science and for the gain of knowledge, individuals must be able to appreciate and consider the potential for pain and distress (P&D) in research investigations
- Find appropriate reference materials related to P&D issues and discussion
- Recite (paraphrase) the three US government principles pertaining to P&D
- Recite (paraphrase) the three International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals pertaining to P&D and humane endpoints
- Recite several criteria which should/must be met for an experiment to be acceptable (approved for conduct) in a particular context
- Be familiar with the terms "humane care and treatment" and treating animals "humanely"
- Understand and clarify the potential roles of research assistants, students, investigators, vets and staff, IACUC members, public members, etc. in addressing P&D
- Compile statistics and complete USDA category B/C/D/E reports (form 7023)
Active Learning Methods: Concept Mapping, Jigsaw, Role Play, Technology-Enhanced Learning, Think-Pair-Share