INSIST UNIV OF MICHIGAN SURVIVAL FLIGHT COURSES GO ANIMAL-FREE NOW
  • Petitioned Joseph Kolars, Mark Lowell, Howard Rush

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UMHS — Survival Flight
Joseph Kolars, Mark Lowell, Howard Rush
Vice President for Research Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)
Stephen R. Forrest

INSIST UNIV OF MICHIGAN SURVIVAL FLIGHT COURSES GO ANIMAL-FREE NOW

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Plainly, cats are not people. Neither are pigs...
But the University of Michigan thinks they’re close enough to train future nurses in a Survival Flight course. This hurts animals and people. Students learn skills that aren’t applicable. Size, location and texture of a cat’s organs differ considerably from those of a human. Would you want a cat-trained practitioner to push a tube down your windpipe? (Well, maybe if you are a cat).

UM nursing students forcibly intubate cats and stab needles into the hearts and bones of pigs. This would be absurd if not so tragic. UM already uses human-patient simulators in Advanced Trauma and Life Support courses. Anatomically advanced simulators, along with human cadaver systems and hospital rotations, prepare trainees for human encounters. Animal labs do not. Dr. Emad Aboud — co- inventor of a system that pumps specially dyed water into a human cadaver’s vessels and arteries — says animal-free models are more accurate, affordable and “the perfect alternative to live animals in surgical training.”

Politely insist that University of Michigan Survival Flight courses exclusively use animal-free teaching tools.

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