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1 Safety and Sanitation in the Vet Clinic
Mr. Pace

2 Safety and Sanitation in the Vet Clinic
At the completion of this unit students will be able to: List potential work related hazards in the veterinary clinic List and use safety equipment List government regulations and agencies that help maintain work safety Describe habits in the veterinary clinic that provide appropriate infection control to avoid cross contamination between animals Define zoonosis and list common zoonotic diseases Demonstrate appropriate handling and disposal of bio hazardous waste, needles, and other sharps. Demonstrate skills such as hand washing, gowning, gloving and masking.

3 Who said this?? “Life is hard; its harder if you’re stupid.”

4 JOHN wayne

5 How are these for safety??

6 How about these

7 What’s a “darwin award”

8 More from the “darwin Awards”

9 “Darwin awards” Cont

10 Physical Hazards Potential hazards
Animal injuries- bites, kicking, scratches Back injuries- improperly lifting heavy objects or animals Falls on wet floors Exposure to x-rays

11 Potential hazards Physical Hazards

12 Chemical Hazards Drugs Cleaning agents Insecticides Anesthetic gases
Potential hazards Chemical Hazards Drugs Cleaning agents Insecticides Anesthetic gases

13 Potential hazards Chemical Hazards

14 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”

15 Potential hazards Biological hazards

16 Potential hazards Zoonotic Hazards Diseases Fungus Parasites Bacteria

17 Potential hazards Zoonotic Hazards

18 Safety Equipment Warning Signs

19 Safety equipment Safety Equipment

20 Safety equipment PPE: Personal Protective Equipment Exam gloves
Safety glasses Face masks Ear plugs Surgery Gowns

21 Safety equipment PPE: Personal Protective Equipment Dog Kennels
Dental Exams Surgery Use ear plugs Always use Mask, Gloves, and safety glasses Full PPE

22 Safety equipment Professional Dress Scrubs Sturdy Shoes
No loose jewelry

23 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

24 Worker safety MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
Book with safety information about every chemical in the facility Required by law

25 Infection control Is there a difference between these words? Clean

26 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.

27 Infection Control Common Cleaning Chemicals
Alcohols- ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, ethanol Chlorine – Bleach Iodine and Iodophors – Betadine, iodine

28 Infection control Physical Cleaning
Using a chemical with a mop or sponge ** Where a large portion of your time will be spent

29 Infection control Ultrasonic Cleaner
Passes high frequency sound waves through a solution to create a vibration that scrubs an object to remove debris

30 Infection Control Cold Sterilization
Soaking items in a disinfectant chemical until they are used.

31 Infection control Autoclave
A sealed chamber in which objects are exposed to heat and steam under pressure.

32 Can you figure it out?? Last week, Colorado State’s 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.

33 Can you figure it out? Clue: All affected children visited 1 place


35 BIO Hazardous waste Any waste that contains infectious materials Blood
Body Fluids Specimen Cultures “Sharps” (Used scalpels or needles)

36 Bio hazardous waste All bio hazardous waste should be disposed of properly

37 Preventing disease Proper lifting of heavy objects

38 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

39 Preventing disease Hand Washing

40 Preventing disease Hand washing What is the most common place to miss?
Use a hand scrubber

41 Sterile Gloving

42 Preventing Disease Removing contaminated gloves

43 Preventing Disease Sterile Surgery Prep Mask and Cap Gown Gloves
Have someone else tie or Velcro back

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