Infection Control in Small Animal Clinical Practice

Infection Control in Small Animal Clinical Practice

By Kelly Bowlt Blacklock and Fergus Allerton

Infection Control in Small Animal Clinical Practice PDF. Infection prevention and control is vital within a veterinary setting, but can find itself an automated part of care – and therefore vulnerable to time constraints, forgetfulness, and routine. This book is written by experts in the field and uses evidence-based findings to elevate infection prevention to a well understood, dynamic concept, relevant to both veterinary practitioners and nurses in practice.

Comparing key findings to the human healthcare world, this book:

  • Maximizes learning opportunities with lots of practical examples and cases;
  • Provides practical how-to sections, such as setting up a surveillance program; and
  • Bases findings on current veterinary literature.

Beginning with an introduction to the importance of infection control, dedicated chapters in this book then consider key principles such as hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, infection control for the surgical and hospitalized patient, and care for immunosuppressed individuals. Importantly, this book presents an up-to-date exploration of responsible antibiotic use in the context of rising resistance.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective

Epidemiology of Nosocomial Infections

Patient Screening

Hand Hygiene

Surgical Hand Preparation

Personal Protective Equipment

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

Infection Prevention and Control in Theatre

Monitoring and Prevention of Surgical-Site Infections

Treatment of Surgical-Site Infections

Open Wound Management

Infection Prevention for Invasive Procedures

Management of the Infectious Patient

Investigation and Management of Outbreaks

Management of the Immunosuppressed Patient

Antibiotic Mechanism of Action and Resistance

Responsible Antimicrobial Usage in Small Animal Practice

Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Surveillance in Companion Animals

Antibiotic Use in Surgical Patients

Antimicrobial Use in Medical (Including Chemotherapy) Patients

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