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Your Infection Prevention Program*

Infection prevention is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy, disease-free facility. This includes many different components, such as hand hygiene, wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, and isolating sick animals.

One central area of any infection control program that often gets overlooked, or is misunderstood, is cleaning and disinfection. This tool allows for a systematic, customizable approach to ensure the most appropriate protocol is developed.

Build a Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol

When creating a Cleaning and Disinfection Protocol, there are several factors you will need to consider:

  • The areas/rooms in your facility that will require cleaning and disinfection
  • Identifying whether the specific area/room is high-risk or low-risk for disease transmission
  • The personnel responsible for each step of the infection prevention process
  • The surfaces in each area that require cleaning and disinfection, including the frequency and which product to use

This cleaning and disinfection protocol tool will provide you with step-by-step instructions to create customizable protocols. This is a preventive tool designed to provide guidance for routine cleaning and disinfection. As there are endless variables to consider, this tool was designed with a generalized approach, giving you the ability to customize content to create the most appropriate protocol for the needs of your facility.




Infection Prevention Resources for your clients

These client education resources allow you to provide pet owners with information about your infection prevention efforts, tips for at home care and commonly asked questions.

These resources were designed to help save your team time with client education:

  • Handouts that are short, simple and easy to understand
  • Customize the handouts with your facility name and logo
  • Assists with communicating important information to your pet parents







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*To see comprehensive list, refer to 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity Guidelines