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Still Using Animals For Medical Training?

A Step-By-Step Guide on How to Stop

Today, 99% of surveyed Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) programs in the U.S. and Canada exclusively use human-based training methods.

The ATLS program jointly run by Sanford Medical Center Fargo and North Dakota State University (NDSU) is the only one still using live pigs in its courses.

End the use of live animals in three simple steps…

1. Cancel the order.

Notify NDSU that you will no longer need to purchase animals for your next course, scheduled for late October.

2. Learn.

Contact Simulab, the makers of the American College of Surgeons-approved TraumaMan System, to discuss renting or buying the simulator.

3. Do better.

Use the TraumaMan System, a human-relevant, widely used training device, to teach your residents how to perform life-saving procedures.

Psst, Sanford: You can do this!

Urge North Dakota State University and Sanford Health to End the Use of Live Pigs for ATLS Training

End the use of live pigs in their joint Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) program.