Kaye, N. 2019. A technologist-led approach to altering the culture of care regarding blood sampling. Animal Technology and Welfare 18(3), 213-216.
This poster will describe the implementation by Animal Technologists and Named Persons of a well published refined bleeding technique. Establishing The Francis Crick Institute from legacy institutes required a standardised approach for many techniques, including blood sampling, which is essential for good practice. The Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) taught the Saphenous vein method to technologists as an alternative to bleeding from the tail vein. This poster will cover how we moved from previous methods, the reasons why and how this was then introduced as part of a technician-led culture of care.