Group Upset That Residents at Albert Einstein Medical Center Train on Kittens

A Washington-based nonprofit plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s animal care office in Raleigh because residents at Albert Einstein Medical Center learn to insert breathing tubes into tiny babies by practicing on kittens. Doctors at Albert Einstein maintain that the process is necessary. Only eight of the other 201 accredited pediatric residency programs use ferrets, kittens or cats to teach endotracheal intubation. []