Assist to collect and transfer embryos of mice

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for procedures and maintain documentation

1.1 Institutional protocols, policies and procedures as set down by the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) and relevant legislative requirements including OHS are complied with at all times

1.2 Regulatory and project documentation requirements are identified

1.3 Project reproductive and breeding program objectives are verified

1.4 Records are maintained and updated in accordance with institutional policies and procedures

2 Assist to vasectomise males

2.1 Equipment including PPE and work areas is prepared

2.2 Male mice are selected for vasectomy and assessed for health status and suitability for surgery

2.3 Contingency plans are prepared to respond to potential emergencies during and after surgery

2.4 Anaesthetics, analgesics and equipment are prepared

2.5 Animal is anaesthetised under supervision and monitored to ensure surgical anaesthesia is achieved and maintained

2.6 Animal is prepared for aseptic surgery

2.7 Vasectomy, under supervision, is conducted and wounds closed

2.8 Animal is monitored during recovery

2.9 Success of vasectomy is confirmed

3 Assist to collect embryos

3.1 Females are monitored for stages of oestrous cycle

3.2 Suitable females are identified and health status assessed

3.3 Female is prepared for super-ovulation

3.4 Female is mated with an entire male

3.5 Presence or absence of vaginal plugs is confirmed

3.6 Embryos are collected under supervision from the reproductive tract of super-ovulated and mated donor females

4 Manage and manipulate embryos

4.1 Embryos are held in a suitable receptacle under optimal temperature, and atmospheric conditions to ensure viability

4.2 Embryos are graded and manipulated

4.3 Embryos are washed in an aseptic manner for the purpose of re-derivation transfer

4.4 Embryos are stored prior to transfer

4.5 Procedures, materials, equipment and techniques are monitored for quality

5 Assist to transfer embryos

5.1 Females are mated with vasectomised males and checked for the presence of vaginal plugs

5.2 Embryos are prepared for transfer

5.3 Females are anaesthetised under supervision for embryo transfer and monitored to ensure surgical anaesthesia is achieved and maintained

5.4 Embryos are transferred under supervision

6 Monitor success of embryo transfer

6.1 Females are monitored for pregnancy

6.2 Number of pups born to embryos transferred per recipient is monitored and recorded to determine success of program

6.3 Health status of pups and recipient is assessed after birth and weaning