This
year, trainees at the National
Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN)
educational conference
were better educated on how to care for newborns than they have ever been
before, with help from PETA.

Previously,
neonatal nurses in
the course were taught emergency techniques such as inserting tubes into umbilical blood vessels, draining fluid from the chest cavity, and extracting spinal fluid by performing the
procedures on fetal pigs, whose anatomy is very different from that of a human
infant. But because of a generous
donation

of 30 newborn-patient simulators from PETA and one of our supporters, the
McGrath Family Foundation of San Diego, the nurses are now learning the
procedures by practicing on human
anatomy instead.

NANN
Director of Education Steve Biddle noted, “PETA’s donation of medical
simulators allows us to take our neonatal training program to the next level,
above and beyond what we were able to achieve using animals.”

Since
NANN is recognized as an expert voice in neonatal nursing that influences
standards of practice in the field, we hope that other training programs for
nurses that still use
animals

will be inspired to switch to modern simulators as well.

You
can help support the replacement of animal laboratories with modern patient simulators
and other methods by donating to PETA’s Investigations Rescue Fund

 

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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Article source: PETA Files

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