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1

Who are the most susceptible patients to disease?

neonates
elderly
stressed/injured/unwell

2

What is the one of the single most important hygiene practices that helps to maintain aseptic technique you can implement and enforce in a practice?

HAND WASHING

3

What is cleaning?

removal or dirt, visible soiling

4

What is disinfection?

removal of most disease causing organisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, but not necessarily spores) on inanimate objects using a chemical disinfectant
e.g. F10, bleach, Trigene

5

What is antisepsis?

removal of most disease causing organisms from live tissue using antiseptics e.g. chlorhexidine, povidone iodine, alcohol

6

What is asepsis?

destruction of all disease causing organisms using sterilisers e.g. autoclave, cold sterilisation

7

At the start of each day the nurse ensure:

-clinic is undisturbed on arrival & has remained secure
-patients are alert/responsive
-all ambulatory patients are toileted
-removes soiled bedding & notes this on patients history
-cleans/disinfects cages, adds new bedding
-follows feeding plans
-checks treatment plans & administers meds
-checks fluid lines/pumps
-conducts TPR's & records findings
-washes nights bedding
-morning rounds w/ vet to review cases & treatments

8

During the day nurses duties include:

-monitor patients & provide ongoing treatment
-consult w/ vet on changes in patient
-prepare patients for discharge
-admit new cases

9

Of an evening nurses ensure:

-all patients who are permitted food/water => fed/watered
-ambulatory patients toileted
-check fluid lines/pumps/bags
-all treatments/meds given
-all patients are written on board & files correctly located
-all clients have been given update on their animal
-all patients have clean, dry bedding
-all cages/doors secured
-lights/radio off
-clinic locked/phone set up
-on call vet has been briefed on all remaining cases

10

Describe the requirements of a drug inventory

-drugs stored in easily retrievable manner
-unit retail cost recorded on drug
-dispensing fee added where appropriate
-separate group of drugs for emergency access
-keep an inventory of drugs for reference, stock control, pricing, rate of use, re-ordering etc
-ALWAYS place back on shelf after use

As a guide, stock of drugs on hand should be 1/6 of annual use