Doctors move away from using live animals for trauma surgery training

From Reuters:

An initiative to replace the use of live animals with a human simulator for trauma surgery practice got training programs in more than 20 countries to make the switch, saving them money in the process, researchers say.

As the American College of Surgeons’ Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) training program reaches its 40th anniversary, more than 99 percent of its sites in the U.S. and Canada have already ended animal use, the study team writes.

Many programs now use TraumaMan, a human simulation model produced by Simulab Corporation in Seattle, Washington.

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