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Veterinary Clinic Cleaning Protocol

Use this veterinary hospital cleaning checklist for the infection prevention and biosecurity that are an essential part of patient care and should play an important role in the daily practice of veterinary medicine.
MaintainX
07/26/2022

Veterinary Clinic Cleaning Protocol

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Use this veterinary hospital cleaning checklist for the infection prevention and biosecurity that are an essential part of patient care and should play an important role in the daily practice of veterinary medicine.
  • With the number of people and animals that pass through veterinary clinics daily, it is all too easy for germs and infections to spread. It is important to know what veterinary cleaning supplies should be used and how to properly disinfect and clean a veterinary practice.

  • This includes disinfecting:

  • Hand hygiene in a veterinary clinic

  • The World Health Organisation recommends 5 moments when a medical professional should wash their hands:

  • What you can use?

  • In light of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. Here are some examples of products that you can use to implement hand hygiene in a veterinary clinic:

  • Veterinary protective clothing

  • How to do it?

  • You should use disposable PPE when possible and make sure that any reusable PPE, such as goggles, are maintained so that risk is minimised. For example, if an item of reusable PPE becomes heavily contaminated, or damaged, you should remove and replace it.

  • When putting on and removing PPE, make sure you put it on and remove it in such a way that minimises contamination. The following order has been recommended by the CDC when putting on PPE (do it in reverse when removing the PPE):

  • What you can use?

  • Veterinary waste management

  • How to do it

  • What you can use?

  • Cleaning hard surfaces

  • How to do it?

  • To properly disinfect a surface in a veterinary practice, you should follow this simple three-step process:

  • What you can use

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