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Models Replace Animal Use and Improve Nurses' Ability to Help Babies
N.C. -- To help save animals' lives and modernize training for nurses who treat
critically ill newborn babies, PETA has donated 15 newborn simulators to
Fayetteville-based Carolinas Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
(CANNP) for use in its training programs.
simulator donation means that CANNP will not use animals during skills
laboratories that teach emergency neonatal procedures, including inserting
tubes into the windpipe and umbilical blood vessels, cutting open the chest to
drain fluid from around the lungs, and extracting spinal fluid by sticking
needles in the spine. The new simulation models were used last month during a
training session and will be used at this spring's CANNP conference.
donation is literally a lifesaver: It will advance education in the care of
newborn babies while ensuring that no animals are killed for nurses'
training," says PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations
Kathy Guillermo. "PETA urges all medical teaching programs to follow
CANNP's example and embrace modern, effective, and humane learning
National Standard of Competency Maintenance set by the National Association of
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners requires practice every one to two years in a
skills lab if certain procedures have not been performed in the clinical
setting a specified number of times, and practitioners have found the use of
fetal pigs during these skills labs upsetting," says CANNP Executive
Director Lee Shirland. "Being able to perform a lifesaving skill quickly
and efficiently in a crisis is critical to the survival, morbidity, and care of
the sick or premature newborn. Thanks to PETA's generous donation of realistic
manikins, practitioners across North Carolina now have the opportunity to
master and maintain skills regularly without hurting or using any
show that training on simulators better prepares medical providers to treat
infants and newborn babies than crude animal laboratories do. Other
organizations that use only modern simulators include the National Association
of Neonatal Nurses, which ended its use of animals last year after a PETA
simulators were donated in part by the McGrath Foundation Family, which
supports PETA's work to replace the use of animals in laboratories with more
effective and humane non-animal models. For more information, visit CANNP.org and PETA.org.
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