Justin Goodman

From: Sent: To: Subject: Justin Goodman Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:08 PM Justin Goodman RE: Question from PETA

From: Timothy Williams [mailto:Timothy.Williams@heart.org] Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 1:02 PM To: Justin Goodman Cc: Matthew Bannister Subject: RE: Question from PETA

Mr. Goodman, We do not endorse or require the use of animals during the AHA-PALS training because of advances and availability of simulation mannequins. These mannequins provide the opportunity to practice all the necessary skills required for successful completion of an AHA PALS course. Regards, Timothy E. Williams Director of Training Center Operations and Quality
From: Justin Goodman [mailto:JustinG@peta.org] Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:28 AM To: Timothy Williams Cc: Matthew Bannister Subject: Question from PETA

Mr. Williams, I hope all is well. I would like to ask one clarifying question regarding AHA policy: SLCH has insisted to the public and media that the reason AHA does not endorse animal use in PALS is solely because of the cost associated with it. As far as I know, AHA has never stated this. Further, this explanation seems off-base since not only does AHA not require animal use in the course, but AHA prohibits it and exclusively “recommends that any hands-on intubation training for the AHA PALS course be performed on lifelike human manikins.“ Can you tell me if the AHA’s position on animal use in PALS is solely based on economics, or the fact that the use of animals is unnecessary to meet course objectives? Thank you very much, in advance. Justin
Justin Goodman, M.A. Director Laboratory Investigations Department People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 860-882-2492 | JustinG@peta.org
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