ASK TULANE TRAUMA TRAINING LABS TO GO ANIMAL FREE NOW
  • Petitioned Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training

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Tulane Trauma Center
Tulane Center for Advanced Medical Simulation and Team Training
Executive Vice Dean
Lee Hamm, MD
ice President, Health Sciences Systems Vice Dean, Administration
Mary Brown, MBA
Tulane University School of Medicine
Office of Medical Education
Senior Vice President and Dean
Benjamin P. Sachs, M.B.

ASK TULANE TRAUMA TRAINING LABS TO GO ANIMAL FREE NOW

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      KINSHIP CIRCLE

As part of our 2011 resolve to End Animal Experiments, Everywhere We Can, we ask Tulane University to get with the program.

The other 95 percent of medical schools with Advanced Trauma Life Support programs exclusively use human-patient simulators in place of dogs, goats or pigs. Tulane is stuck in the 5 percent of U.S. institutions that still direct students to cut apart (and later kill) pigs and other animals.

Prior to 2001 — when the American College of Surgeons (ACS) officially endorsed Simulab's TraumaMan — nearly all lab exercises involved live animals. Students used animals for: cricothyroidotomy (neck incision to alleviate blocked airway); pericardiocentesis (fluid removal from sac that encases heart); and chest tube insertion (drainage of blood, fluid or air to facilitate lung expansion). PCRM Background On ATLS

Given the transformation of classroom training from crude animal surgeries, bleed-outs and killing...to sophisticated simulators, human cadaver systems, real-life hospital rotations...there is zero justification for live labs in 2011. Politely ask Tulane to use animal-free teaching tools alone. 

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    2. Cutting Pigs Keeps Tulane University Behind the Curve

      Across the U.S. and Canada, 95 percent of medical training facilities have stopped using live animals in their Advanced Trauma Life Support courses. Tulane University in New Orleans is not one of them. They're currently the only school in Louisiana...

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    • Ana Maria Moder SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • about 1 year ago

      It is a shame that still up today , infernal universities practice this kind of actions !!

      Stop with this cruel and infernal practice now!! What kind of teachings is given to their students ????

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    • tammy smith JOSHUA, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      It is wrong!!

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    • REAL CATORCE UNO LIMA, PERU
      • about 1 year ago

      BASTA YA .. DIOS SANTO

      HASTA CUANDO ???

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • over 1 year ago

      ok !!!!

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    • Laura Campbell LA HABRA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Animal-free is the only way of legitimate human science. Keep up the old ways and you only demean yourselves further...the animals are innocent and there will be justice for them someday.

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