b.List the major surgical support equipment available at each location where survival or nonsurvival surgery is performed (e.g., gas anaesthesia machines, respirators, etc.).
c.Describe any specialized considerations for designation of surgical areas (e.g., rodents, aquatics, farm animals, etc.).
3.Surgical Procedures [, pp. 117-118]
a.Describe the criteria used to differentiate major from minor survival surgery, including classification for certain procedures (e.g., laparoscopic technique, etc.).
b.How is a non-recovery surgical procedure defined?
4.Aseptic Technique [, pp. 118-119]
a.Describe procedures, equipment, and protective clothing used for aseptic surgery. Include patient and surgeon preparation.
b.Describe methods used to sterilize instruments and protective clothing. Indicate how effectiveness of sterilization is monitored and, if applicable, any approved alternate methods for instrument re-sterilization between serial surgeries. If used, include a description of approved and instrument exposure time(s) required for each.
c.Describe surgical support functions provided by the programme to investigators.
5.Intraoperative Monitoring [, p. 119]
Describe monitoring and recording requirements for each species, including the type of record(s) maintained. Also note monitoring of anaesthesia during non-recovery procedures.