Conduct non-surgical procedures on animals

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for non-surgical procedures

1.1. Procedures and sample requirements are verified in accordance with legislative and ethical requirements.

1.2. Sample methods are confirmed with supervisor.

1.3. Dose rates are calculated.

1.4. Equipment required is prepared and positioned.

2. Prepare animals for procedure

2.1. Animals are selected to meet project requirements.

2.2. Animals are moved to testing area and prepared for procedure using techniques to minimise stress and discomfort.

2.3. Work practices are managed to ensure animals are kept in preparation and procedure areas for minimal time.

3. Administer substances to animals

3.1. Approved substances and dose rates are verified with supervisor.

3.2. Method of administration of substances is verified.

3.3. Risks associated with preparation and administration of substances are evaluated, emergency procedures practised and implemented as required.

3.4. Substances are administered to animals using approved methods and appropriate restraint techniques.

3.5. Animals are monitored during the administration of substances for adverse reactions.

4. Collect samples from animals

4.1. Sampling techniques are verified with supervisor.

4.2. Hazards in collection process are identified and emergency response requirements are practised and implemented when required.

4.3. Body fluid samples are collected, processed, packaged and stored.

4.4. Tissue samples are collected.

4.5. Samples are checked for suitability and prepared according to laboratory and project protocols.

5. Complete post-procedure duties

5.1. Animals are returned to housing, monitored and responded to as required.

5.2. Animal and project records are updated.

5.3. Procedures area is cleaned and waste disposed of according to laboratory protocols.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMATE304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology