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Ask the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston to End the Use of Pigs when Training Anesthesiologists

Please take a minute to ask University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston department of anesthesiology chair Carin Hagberg, M.D., to replace the use of live pigs in the school's anesthesia workshop with validated human-based training methods. We have provided text for you, but if you decide to write your own message, please be polite and encouraging. Here are some talking points:

    • Please replace the use of animals in UTHSCH’s anesthesia workshop.
    • Anatomical and physiological differences between pigs and humans render this type of training suboptimal.
    • High-fidelity simulators such as Simulab’s CentralLineMan System and Deep Vessel Venipuncture Pad accurately replicate human anatomy.

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