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Semi-Annual Reviews. Ron Banks, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM Member, AAALAC Council on Accreditation. Deficiencies by Category. Requirement. Every 180 days Evaluate Facilities Evaluate Program. Methodology. The Outcomes are Specified – DO IT! The Methodology is Selectable:

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Semi-Annual

Reviews

Ron Banks, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM

Member, AAALAC Council on Accreditation



Requirement

  • Every 180 days

  • Evaluate Facilities

  • Evaluate Program


Methodology

  • The Outcomes are Specified – DO IT!

  • The Methodology is Selectable:

    • “Performance" approach

    • Engineering approach

  • A Balanced Approach Is Likely Desirable


Purpose of the Semi

  • Serve as the IACUC’s eyes and ears

  • Collect evidence of good performance!

  • Educate

  • Develop communication pathways


What standards are used?

  • National leg. (9 CFR)

  • PHS Assurance

  • Guide for the Care and Use of

    Laboratory Animal

  • “Ag Guide”

  • AVMA Panel on Euthanasia

  • EEC 86/609 / CoE Convention

  • CCAC


Performing Program Review

  • How we do our job - Ask:

    • Community members if they can describe to you the process used for ‘X’

    • Care staff: how do you report concerns

    • PI staff how they change experiments

    • IACUC if they are receiving the information required for them to make an informed decision


Performing Program Review

  • How we do our job - Look at:

    • IACUC minutes for completeness

    • Protocols and practices expectations

    • Training records / practices adequacy

    • Care records to confirm care

    • Sanitation records confirm expectations


Performing Program Review

  • How we do our job - Listen to:

    • PI concerns with the program

    • Care staff concerns with the program

    • IACUC member concerns with program


Performing Facility Review

  • How we do our job - Ask:

    • Facility Manager about practices

    • Care staff about practices

    • Research staff about practices

    • Maintenance staff about practices


Performing Facility Review

  • How we do our job - Look at:

    • Room condition

    • Animal condition

    • Materials condition

    • Waste condition


Performing Facility Review

  • How we do our job - Listen to:

    • Facility sounds


Information Management

  • Any form that works

  • Monitor follow-up and resolution

  • Track and trend


Questions?

Comments?

Concerns?

Irritations?


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