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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 clinicList and use safety equipmentList government regulations and agencies that help maintain work safetyDescribe habits in the veterinary clinic that provide appropriate infection control to avoid cross contamination between animalsDefine zoonosis and list common zoonotic diseasesDemonstrate 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.”
14 Potential hazards Biological hazards Living tissue and organism Blood UrineLive vaccinesMedical waste that has had contact with living tissue (urine soaked blankets, bandage material, etc.)Needles and scalpels “Sharps”
21 Safety equipment PPE: Personal Protective Equipment Dog Kennels Dental ExamsSurgeryUse ear plugsAlways use Mask, Gloves,and safety glassesFull 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 facilityRequired by law
25 Infection control Is there a difference between these words? Clean Sterile
26 Infection control Types of Sanitation Cleaning – Physically removing all visible signs of dirt or organic matterDisinfecting – Destroying most microorganisms on non living things by a physical or chemical meansSterilizing – 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, ethanolChlorine – BleachIodine 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