Infection Control in Veterinary Practice: A Practical Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/30/2015
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Although there is a wealth of information about infection control in human hospitals, there is a paucity of information targeted specifically towards veterinary practice. Infection Control in Veterinary Practice: A Practical Guide fills this gap in the veterinary literature. This reference text focused on infection control in veterinary practice is a truly practical presentation of the principles of infection control. The book focuses on assisting veterinary practitioners with the development of an infection control program that protects patients and provides specific guidelines for practice employees. Topics inlude: the difference between infection control and biosecurity, legal issues, hoe to develop an effective infection control plan, questions of zoonoses, cleaning and sanitation, and employee training. Every practice should have a guide for infection control, and this book is that guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Infection Control and Biosecurity
Introduction to a practices' responsibilities
Difference between infection control and biosecurity
Legal issues Benefits to practice
Have a plan with specific protocols
Why a plan is needed Components of a plan
Establishing a plan How to approach developing a plan
Checklist for infection control plan development
Pathogen spread within a facility Vaccination: Herd Immunity Animal health
Human health: Zoonoses Pathogen classification
Which pathogens Ranking of pathogens of special concern
A reservoir perspective Cleaning and Sanitation Difference between Cleaning and Sanitation
Why cleaning is important before disinfection
Your crew vs. hiring a crew How often?
What, when, and why Disinfection General concepts
Disinfectants Review of Types of disinfectants by category (e.g. phenols)
Range of efficacy (spectrum) Disadvantages and advantages of each
MSDS sheets Sources of information (list of web resources, list of texts)
Laundry: Towels, Drapes, and Rags In house vs. out-sourced Special concerns
Autoclaving Surgical instruments Treatment room instruments Linens Packs
Disposable vs. reusable Room specific issues Admission area Discharge area
The Surgical Suite The Treatment Room Isolation Break room Cages and Runs
Pharmacy Food preparation Building architectural Traffic patterns Building surfaces Employee
Training What to tell them Have specific protocols
Example training plans Occupational Health Plan
Why have one What to include Example occupational health plan
OSHA guidelines related to Infection Control
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