1887

Management of an animal ward

image of Management of an animal ward
GBP
Online Access: GBP25.00 + VAT
BSAVA Library Pass Buy a pass

Abstract

Animal wards can take many different forms. This is dependent on a number of issues. Consideration include the amount of space available; the number of animals to be housed; the type of animal to be housed in the ward; the expected length of stay of the animals; the expected medical and surgical conditions; the number of staff members who will work on the ward; and any additional equipment that will need to be stored (of particular importance for intensive care units). A hygienic environment is important in maintaining good health for animals. Standard sanitary operating procedures (SSOPs) are sets of procedures to be carried out as an area is cleaned. The objective is to achieve a standard cleaning system, which all staff will follow, and one that can be checked once completed to ensure that it reaches the required standard.

Preview this chapter:
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/content/chapter/10.22233/9781910443057.chap5

Figures

Image of 5.1
5.1 Corridor kennels.
Image of 5.2
5.2 Tiered kennels.
Image of 5.3
5.3 Preparing a walk-in kennel for a large dog.
Image of 5.4
5.4 Glass-fronted cage.
Image of 5.8
5.8 The bedding should meet the needs and size of the patient.
Image of 5.10
5.10 An assortment of restraining aids.
Image of 5.11
5.11 Reassurance for an inpatient.
Image of 5.12
5.12 An enriched environment for a cat.
Image of 5.13
5.13 Cleaning a cage.
Image of 5.14
5.14 Example SSOP chart.
Image of 5.17
5.17 Disposing of waste.
Image of 5.18
5.18 Isolation unit.

More like this

/content/chapter/10.22233/9781910443057.chap5
dcterms_title,dcterms_description
-contentType:Journal
5
5
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error