Does DLAR have rodent survival surgery areas?
OR rooms #2 (Maximum Isolation) and #3 (Conventional) are
available, seven days a week, for rodent survival surgery.
Investigators must sign
up for use of the surgical space. The sign up sheet is located
outside the Veterinary Technicians office in the HSC facility.
Space is available on a first come-first serve basis
so it is recommended that investigators sign up one week in advance
of the surgery date.
The surgery rooms, when
not in use, are routinely locked because surgical equipment is
stored in these areas. To gain access, please contact
a member of the veterinary staff who will unlock the doors.
Weekend and After Hours Use
The Veterinary staff will check the OR sign-up sheet
every weekday afternoon. If work is scheduled after 4:30 p.m.,
or on the weekends, the exit door (the back door)
to the scheduled surgery room will be left unlocked.
If surgical support supplies are needed (e.g. fluids,
sterile instruments, gauze, etc.) the investigator must fill out
Supply Request Form stating what supplies are needed. These
forms are located outside the Veterinary Technician's office (HSC,
Rm 229). If supplies are needed for weekend surgeries, the request
form must be turned in by Thursday, at noon, so that supplies
can be gathered and/or autoclaved.
Red bag waste should
be removed from the surgery room and placed in a barrel in the
dead animal cold box.
All animal carcasses
should be removed from the surgical suite, bagged and placed in
a barrel in the dead animal cold box.
Dirty cages should be
placed on the dirty side of the cage washer.