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AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines

4 May 2020

2700kb PDF

These evidence-based guidelines were prepared by a task force of experts convened by AAHA. This document is intended as a guideline only, not an AAHA standard of care. It includes:
• Principles of Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity
• Implementing an Infection Control Prevention, and Biosecurity Program
• Example Protocols for Hand Hygiene; Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection; Sequence for Donning and Doffing PPE; Identifying High-Risk Patients; Placement and Maintenance of Periphyeral Intravenous Catheters; Placement and Maintenance of Indwelling Urethral Catheters; Sample Protocol for Entering and Exiting Isolation; Performing Necropsy Appointments.
• Sample Infection Control Audit Tool
• General Procedures for a Veterinary Infection Control, Prevention and Biosecurity Program
• Properties of Disinfectants Recommended for Routine Disinfection of Environmental Surfaces and Equipment
• Isolation an Infectious Patient
• Pathogens of Greatest Infection Control Concern
• Recommended Cleaning and Disinfection Frequency for Common Environmental Surfaces
• PPE and Clinical Indications
• Understanding Information on a Disinfectant Product Label
• The Antimicrobial Spectrum of Disinfectants
• Characteristics of Disinfectants
• Areas for Special Considerations
• Environmental Procedures

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