Skip main navigation

Companion animal practice – hand hygiene

Rosanne Jepson discusses the challenges related to AMS in companion animal practice in regards to hand hygiene.

In this video, Rosanne Jepson, discusses the importance of good hand hygiene in companion animal practice as part of antimicrobial stewardship. Further to step 1.11, where the challenges to achieveing good antimicrobial guidelines were discussed, this video focuses on the challenges to implementing good hand hygiene.

It’s really important to have good hand hygiene in veterinary practice to prevent the transmission of HCAIs, or healthcare associated infections. While HCAIs are much more commonly discussed in human practice, they are also prevalent in veterinary practice.

What are the current hand hygiene policies and guidelines in your practice? How are they enforced?

We will later discuss the potential ways of overcoming these challenges. Before you get to that step in week 2, have a think about how these challenges are mitigated in your practice. Use the comments section to discuss and share ideas with your fellow learners.

Please find a downloadable copy of the powerpoint slides used in the video in the downloads section below.

This article is from the free online

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now