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MR. PACE SAFETY AND SANITATION IN THE VET CLINIC
At the completion of this unit students will be able to: A.List potential work related hazards in the veterinary clinic B.List and use safety equipment C.List government regulations and agencies that help maintain work safety D.Describe habits in the veterinary clinic that provide appropriate infection control to avoid cross contamination between animals E.Define zoonosis and list common zoonotic diseases F.Demonstrate appropriate handling and disposal of bio hazardous waste, needles, and other sharps. G.Demonstrate skills such as hand washing, gowning, gloving and masking.
WHO SAID THIS?? Life is hard; its harder if youre stupid.
HOW ARE THESE FOR SAFETY??
HOW ABOUT THESE
WHATS A DARWIN AWARD
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DARWIN AWARDS CONT
POTENTIAL HAZARDS Physical Hazards Animal injuries- bites, kicking, scratches Back injuries- improperly lifting heavy objects or animals Falls on wet floors Exposure to x-rays
POTENTIAL HAZARDS Biological hazards Living tissue and organism Blood Urine Live vaccines Medical waste that has had contact with living tissue (urine soaked blankets, bandage material, etc.) Needles and scalpels Sharps
SAFETY EQUIPMENT PPE: Personal Protective Equipment Exam gloves Safety glasses Face masks Ear plugs Surgery Gowns
SAFETY EQUIPMENT PPE: Personal Protective Equipment Dog Kennels Use ear plugs Dental Exams Always use Mask, Gloves, and safety glasses Surgery Full PPE
SAFETY EQUIPMENT Professional Dress Scrubs Sturdy Shoes No loose jewelry
WORKER SAFETY OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Federal agency in charge of the enforcement of safety and health legislation. Example: Must be 18 to take x-rays at a vet clinic
WORKER SAFETY MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) Book with safety information about every chemical in the facility Required by law
INFECTION CONTROL Is there a difference between these words? Clean Sterile
INFECTION CONTROL Types of Sanitation Cleaning – Physically removing all visible signs of dirt or organic matter Disinfecting – Destroying most microorganisms on non living things by a physical or chemical means Sterilizing – Destroying ALL microorganisms and viruses on an object using chemicals and/or heat under pressure.
INFECTION CONTROL Common Cleaning Chemicals Alcohols- ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol Chlorine – Bleach Iodine and Iodophors – Betadine, iodine
INFECTION CONTROL Physical Cleaning Using a chemical with a mop or sponge ** Where a large portion of your time will be spent
INFECTION CONTROL Ultrasonic Cleaner Passes high frequency sound waves through a solution to create a vibration that scrubs an object to remove debris
INFECTION CONTROL Cold Sterilization Soaking items in a disinfectant chemical until they are used.
INFECTION CONTROL Autoclave A sealed chamber in which objects are exposed to heat and steam under pressure.
CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT?? Last week, Colorado States department of public health was alerted to an unusual cluster of diarrheal illness in Denver. Thus far, 26 cases have been associated with this outbreak. All of these cases submitted fecal samples and cultured positive for the pathogen Salmonella Serotype Infantis. 83% of these cases are children.
CAN YOU FIGURE IT OUT? Clue: All affected children visited 1 place
BIO HAZARDOUS WASTE Any waste that contains infectious materials Blood Body Fluids Specimen Cultures Sharps (Used scalpels or needles)
BIO HAZARDOUS WASTE All bio hazardous waste should be disposed of properly
PREVENTING DISEASE Proper lifting of heavy objects
PREVENTING DISEASE Proper lifting of heavy objects Back should stay as vertical as possible Lift with legs Never twist knees, elbows, or shoulders Stand close to load Use tools
PREVENTING DISEASE Hand Washing
PREVENTING DISEASE Hand washing What is the most common place to miss? Use a hand scrubber