Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control is a practical guide to infection surveillance and control in the veterinary setting. Outlining the steps for designing and implementing an infection control plan, the book offers information on both nosocomial infections and zoonotic diseases to aid the veterinary team in ensuring that veterinary practices and hospitals are safe for both the animal patients and their human caregivers. Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control provides guidelines to creating standard operating procedures for effective and efficient infection control in any veterinary practice.
With background information on pathogens, bacteria, and disease transmission, the book focuses on specific infection prevention strategies, including disinfection, sterilization, and isolation. A companion website provides review questions and the figures from the book in PowerPoint. Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control gives practicing veterinarians, technicians, and practice managers in both small and large animal facilities the tools they need to successfully develop an infection-control program.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Contributors vii
- Foreword ix
- Acknowledgments xi
- Introduction xiii
- What Is Infection Control and Biosecurity? 3
- Microbiology Review 21
- “Links in the Chain” of Disease Transmission 41
- Zoonotic Diseases 63
- Disease Prevention Strategies 85
- Guidelines for Effective Cleaning and Disinfection 107
- Chemical Disinfectants 129
- “Best Practice” Procedures Prior to Sterilization of Medical Equipment 145
- Packaging, Preparation for Sterilization, and Sterile Storage of Medical Equipment 159
- High-Temperature Sterilization 181
- Low-Temperature Sterilization 201
- Processing of Complex Medical Equipment and Specialty Processing 213
- Surgical Textiles, Linens, and Laundry 237
- Infection Control: The Surgical Environment and Ancillary Areas 245
- Appendix A Medical Term Reference Information 273
- Appendix B Common Concentrate Dilutions 277
- Appendix C Table of Disease Transmission and Disinfection Guidelines 279
- Appendix D Donning and Removal of a Surgical Gown 287
- Index 289
This book has a companion website providing review questions and answers, figures from the book, and additional resources online at www.wiley.com/go/caveney.
Linda Caveney, LVT, RCST, is the Infection Prevention Team Leader and Multi-Service Technician at Cornell University Hospital for Animals in Ithaca, New York.
Barbara Jones, DVM, is an Associate Veterinarian at Great Lakes Equine Wellness Center in Hortonville, Wisconsin.
Kimberly Ellis, CVT, is a Veterinary Technician at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.