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Paramedic Training

Following a 9-year effort led by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that involved King County officials and state legislators, the University of Washington confirmed that it ended the use of live animals for the training of paramedics. Airway simulators modeled on human anatomy are used in hundreds of medical training programs across the United States. Simulators mimic the stress of real-world emergencies and allow trainees to build confidence and acquire life-saving skills. With all 105 surveyed programs across the Western United States conducting paramedic training without using animals, it’s clear that the best way to prepare first-responders is with human-based methods.

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