We know how much you love working with animals and enjoy providing the best care possible. You don’t have to send flowers and chocolates to show how much you care, instead, how about showing your practice love by ensuring it’s a safe and healthy place to be.
To help, we’ve put together some tips to start maintaining good infection prevention practices:
Develop an Infection Prevention Program
Being proactive about biosecurity is one of the ways to truly love your practice. It is important to ensure that you develop an infection prevention program that outlines all the steps you and your team will take to keep infectious disease and outbreaks out of your practice.
An infection prevention program can be done in 7 easy steps:
- Clarify roles and responsibilities
- Identify levels of biosecurity risk
- Identify modes of transmission for pathogens
- Choose the right disinfectant
- Train your entire staff
- Make the disinfectant you choose readily accessible
- Set up routine quality-control measures
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Creating your protocols is only one step in maintaining good biosecurity practices. You’ll need to make sure that your protocols are always up to date based on the needs of your facility and the latest developments in veterinary medicine. It is also important to make sure everyone on your team is on the same page about adhering to your protocols. Think about conducting frequent training and reviews to help new and existing staff on proper disinfection and cleaning methods.
Disinfection is a vital step in preventing infection in your practice, and it is definitely one of the ways you can love your practice better.
It is important to choose the right disinfectant for the needs of your practice since every disinfectant is different. They can differ based on factors such as the active ingredient, contact time, and the types of pathogens they kill, and because of this, you will need to think about steps such as following recommended application methods, pre-cleaning, and letting your disinfectant reach its recommended contact time to ensure efficacy. To learn what factors to consider when choosing the right disinfectant for your practice, visit viroxlearning.com.
With an infection control program in place, up to date protocols, and proper disinfection methods, every day will be valentine’s day.
Happy Disinfecting, Lovers!