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5-8-17 - Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center - Longview TX
- TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
12-6-14 to 12-13-14 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 8 - Euthanasia
5-15-14 - Henderson Animal Shelter - Henderson TX - TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
12-7-13 to 12-14-13 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 8 - Euthanasia
9-13-13 - Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter - Lufkin TX - TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
10-25-12 - Kurth Memorial Animal Shelter - Lufkin TX - TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
6-23-12 to 6-30-12 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 8 - Euthanasia
10-18-11 - Nacogdoches Animal Services - TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
4-23-11 to 4-30-11 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 8 - Euthanasia
2-18-11 - Nacogdoches Animal Services - TX DSHS Euthanasia Training
2-20-10 to 2-27-10 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 7 - Euthanasia
12-6-08 to 12-13-08 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 8 - Euthanasia
10-27-07 to 11-3-07 - Duquesne University - School of Professional Leadership and Advancement - Medicine and Behavior
    in the Sheltering Environment - Week 7 - Euthanasia
 
 
 
Introduction
 
Agenda - Feb 2011
Agenda - Oct 2011
Agenda - Oct 2012
Agenda - Sep 2013
Agenda - May 2014
Agenda - May 2017

Discussion Question Assignments - May 2017

Textbook

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) - Euthanasia Reference
    Manual - 2013
Required Readings - read prior to the training:
  • Chapter 1 - Understanding Euthanasia (pp. 1-3)
  • Chapter 2 - Sodium Pentobarbital (pp. 4-30)
  • Chapter 4 - Verification of Death (pp. 41-43)
  • Chapter 5 - Disposal of Bodies (pp. 45-46)
  • Chapter 6 - Euthanasia Tools (pp. 47-53)
  • Chapter 7 - Euthanasia Policy and Protocols (pp. 54-57)
  • Chapter 8 - Animal Handling and Restraint (pp. 58-66)
  • Chapter 9 - Employee Health and Safety (pp. 67-69)
  • Chapter 10 - Federal Requirements for Controlled Substances (pp. 71-74)

  • PowerPoint

    PowerPoint - Introduction to Euthanasia Training - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Introduction to Euthanasia Training -
        .pdf 6 slides per page - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Introduction to Euthanasia Training -
        .pdf 1 slide per page - May 2017
    Guidelines and Position Statements

    American Humane Association (AHA) - Position Statement on "No Kill"
        and "Open Door" Shelters - 2016
    AHA - Asilomar Accords - 2005
    AHA - Operational Guide - Euthanasia by Injection - 2010
    AHA - Fact Sheet - Animal Shelter Euthanasia - 2016
    AHA Fact Sheet - Making the Euthanasia Decision - 2016
    AHA - Pet Loss and Grief: How Some Shelters Are Providing Comfort at the
        End - 2016

    American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) - Guidelines for the
        Euthanasia of Animals - 2013
    AVMA - Guidelines for Veterinary Hospice Care - 2017
    AVMA - Guidelines for the Humane Slaughter of Animals - 2016

    HSUS - Statement on Euthanasia - 2013

    National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) - Guideline Statement
        - Disposition of Animals - Euthanasia - 2014

    American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) - Euthanasia Guidelines -
        2011 rev. 2016

    American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) - Practical Euthanasia of
       
    Cattle - 2013

    American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and International Association for
        Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC) - End of Life Care Guidelines -
        2016
     
    Euthanasia SOPs and Legal Issues
     
    PowerPoint

    PowerPoint - Euthanasia SOPs and Legal Issues - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia SOPs and Legal Issues - .pdf
        1 slide per page - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia SOPs - .pdf 6 slides per page -
        May 2017

    Guidelines and Position Statements

    Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) - Open Letter to
        Veterinarians - Spring 2012
    Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) - Open Letter to
        Veterinarians - Fall 2012

    Association of Shelter Veterinarians (ASV) - Guidelines for Standards of Care
        in Animal Shelters - 2010

    US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) Fact Sheet - Secondary Pentobarbital
        Poisoning of Wildlife

    Sample Controlled Drug Log Forms

    Log for Daily Access Drug Safe
    Log for Long Term Supply Safe
    DEA Biennial Inventory 1
    DEA Biennial Inventory 2
    DEA Biennial Inventory 2

    Sample Euthanasia SOPs

    4ACT - Sample Euthanasia SOP
    ASPCA - Euthanasia SOP Template for Open Admission Shelters - 2009
    HSUS - Euthanasia SOP Template for Rescues
    Euthanasia Selection Flow Chart
    Articles

    Animal Sheltering - John Katz - I Chose a Child's Face Over My Dog - Jan-Feb 2008

    Statutes Cited

    Health and Safety Code (HASC) - Title 10 - Chapter 821 - Treatment and
        Disposition of Animals at Shelters - see p. 8 Subchapter C for Euthanasia of
        Animals - updated Apr 2, 2015
    HASC - Title 6 Subtitle C - Chapters 481 & 483 - Exceptions to Possession of
        Dangerous Drugs for Government Employees - updated Apr Jun 2015

    Texas Occupations Code (TOC) - Title 4 - Chapter 801 - Veterinary Licensing
        Act pertaining to Euthanasia and Animal Care at Shelters - updated
        Sep 1 2013

    Texas Administrative Code (TAC) - Title 25 Part 1 - Chapter 169 -
        SubChapter D - DSHS Board Rules - Allowable Methods of Euthanasia -
        updated Dec 1 2013
    TAC - Title 22 Part 24 - Chapter 563 - Vet Board Rules pertaining to
        Euthanasia at Shelters - updated Nov 23 2016

    Compliance Policy Guidelines (CPG) - Section 608 - Subsection 300 - Federal
        Exception allowing ACOs to Possess Controlled Drugs for Animal Capture
        by Chemical Immobilization under DVM General Supervision - updated
        Mar 1995
    US Code (USC) - Title 21 - Chapter 13 - Subsection 822 & 823 - Persons
        Required to Register with DEA and Registration Requirements

    Medlen vs. Strickland - Shelter Worker Sued for Euthanasia Error

    Supreme Court of Texas - NO. 12-0047 - Strickland vs. Medlen - Jan 10, 2013
    Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Update - Medlen vs. Strickland -
        Jan 15, 2013
    Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) Update - Medlen vs. Strickland -
        Apr 5, 2013
     
    Pentobarbital
     
    PowerPoint

    PowerPoint - Pentobarbital - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Pentobarbital - .pdf 1 slide per page -
        May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Pentobarbital - .pdf 6 slides per page -
        May 2017
    SDS
    Safety Data Sheet (SDS) - Pentobarbital
     
    Other Methods of Euthanasia
     
    PowerPoint

    PowerPoint - Other Methods of Euthanasia - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Other Methods of Euthanasia - .pdf 1 slide per
        page May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Other Methods of Euthanasia - .pdf 6 slides

    Articles on Gas Chamber Use

    Animal Sheltering - Closing the door on the gas chamber - Jan-Feb 2017
        per page - May 2017
    Position Statements on Gas Chamber Use

    AHA - Position Statement - Gassing of Shelter Animals - 2016
    HSUS - Position Statement - Gassing of Shelter Animals - 2016
    HSUS - Position Statement - User of Carbon Dioxide at Animal Shelters - 2016

    Carbon Monoxide Hazard Information

    Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) - Carbon Monoxide
        (CO) Fact Sheet - 2002
    OSHA - CO Quick Card - Nov 2005
    SDS - Carbon Monoxide
     
    Euthanasia Related Stress
     
    PowerPoint

    PowerPoint - Euthanasia Related Stress - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia Related Stress - .pdf 1 slide
        per page May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia Related Stress - .pdf 6 slides
        per page - May 2017

    Articles on Compassion Fatigue in Humane Workers

    Animal Sheltering (AS) - The flip side of fatigue: How to strengthen your
        compassion resilience - Nov-Dec 2015
    AS - Check yourself before you wreck yourself (and your work)
        - Jul-Aug 2015
    AS - You make things better for animals ... but what about for yourself and
        your colleagues? - Jul-Aug 2013
    AS - Changing your view: When you see red, try switching glasses
        - May-June 2013
    AS - Keeping your hero afloat: Feeling dead inside?- Mar-April 2013
    AS - Choosing the difficult: Conceptualizing the challenges of your work in a
        new way can lead to empowerment - Jan-Feb 2013
    AS - Feeding the fire (without burning out) - Nov-Dec 2012
    AS - People Care Starts With You: Surviving animal welfare work demands
        balance and inner strength - Nov-Dec 2009

    Articles on Euthanasia Related Stress

    AS - Dealing with Death - coping strategies for staff stress
        related to euthanasia - Jan-Feb 2010
    AS - Support Your Local euthanasia Technician - 2008
    AS - Assessing Stress - Animal Workers and the Emotional Toll
        of Euthanasia - Sep-Oct 2006
    Articles on Alternatives to Euthanasia

    AS - Zeroing in: Reaching Zero Euthanasia - Nov-Dec 2014
    AS - Maddie's Fund works to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable
        shelter pets - Jul-Aug 2014
    AS - Tracking Data, Helping Animals - Nov-Dec 2012

    Scientific Papers on Euthanasia Related Stress in Animal Shelters

    Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) - A
        systematic review of the effects of euthanasia and occupational stress in
        personnel working with animals in animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and
        biomedical research facilities - Nov 15 2015
    JAVMA: Euthanasia-related strain and coping strategies in animal shelter
        employees - Jul 1 2009
    JAVMA - Impact of euthanasia rates, euthanasia practices, and human
        resource practices on employee turnover in animal shelters - Mar 1 2007
    JAVMA - Emotional Response of Animal Shelter Workers to Euthanasia
        - Mar 15 1996
    JAVMA - Coping with euthanasia: a case study of shelter culture - Apr 1 1991

    Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAppAWS) - What Shelters Can
        Do About Euthanasia-Related Stress: An Examination of Recommendations
        From Those on the Front Line - 2007
    JAppWS - Employee Reactions and Adjustment to Euthanasia-Related Work:
        Identifying Turning-Point Events Through Retrospective Narratives - 2004

    Journal of Applied Social Psychology (JAppSocPsych) - The Caring-Killing
        Paradox: Ethanasia-Related Strain Among Animal Shelter Workers - 2005

    Society and Animals (SocAn) - Loving them to death: Blame-displacing
        strategies of animal shelter workers and surrenderers - 1999

    Psychological Reports (PsychRep) - Pretense and Hidden Feelings in the
        Humane Society Environment: A Source of Stress - 1995
    Euthanasia Techniques Laboratory
     
    PowerPoint - Euthanasia Techniques - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia Techniques - .pdf 1 slide per page
        - May 2017
    Handout of PowerPoint Slides - Euthanasia Techniques - .pdf 6 slides per page
        - May 2017
     




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