March 2022 Update
Two new eModules and a webinar have been added to the platform this month. The webinar is free for all to view during spring 2022 and the eModules can be accessed and incorporated into training by everyone with a Research Animal Training user account.
New e-learning modules
We are happy to announce the addition of two new eModules to support training in pain alleviation and pain assessment. These modules have undergone extensive user-testing before launch, and we’ve been using them on training courses in several European states over the past year.
Pain Alleviation - Part 7 of the 8 - part series covering the learning outcomes for EU21 (Advanced Anaesthesia). Topics include how to integrate a program of pain management into an overall scheme of perioperative care, problems associated with pain recognition and pain management in animals and the safe administration of analgesics, including routes of administration and potential adverse effects.
Pain Assessment - The final part of the 8 - part series covering the learning outcomes for EU21 (Advanced Anaesthesia). Topics include the recognition of pain, how assessing its severity is an essential component of pain management and issues associated with pain recognition and pain management in animals.
New webinar on 'What analgesic dose should I use and why?'
This webinar on What analgesic dose should I use and why? presented by Prof. Paul Flecknell reviews recent advances in pain assessment methods in laboratory species. Determining the duration of treatment and frequency of dosing is also considered. Approaches to dealing with interactions between analgesic agents, pain, and research protocols are covered, with particular emphasis given to developing practical approaches to assessing and managing pain, and integrating this within an overall scheme of optimising animal welfare.