Current Standards and Practices Within the Therapy Dog Industry: Results of a Representative Survey of United States Therapy Dog Organizations
| Contributor(s):: James A. Serpell, Katherine A. Kruger, Lisa M. Freeman, James A. Griffin, Zenithson Y. Ng
Organizations that deliver animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), as well as those that train, evaluate, and register therapy dogs, have proliferated in recent decades in the United States (U.S.). Each of these organizations has its own policies and procedures for screening, evaluating, and...
Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing and Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacterales in Companion and Animal-Assisted Interventions Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Roscetto, E., Varriale, C., Galdiero, U., Esposito, C., Catania, M. R.
Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are being implemented in many countries for the beneficial effects they have on humans. Patients involved in AAI are often individuals at greater risk of acquiring infections, and these activities involve close contact between humans and animals, as is the...
Infection Control Insights for Hospital Animal-assisted Intervention Program Implementation: From Stakeholder Perspectives to Microbial Dynamics
| Contributor(s):: Dalton, Kathryn R.
Background: While animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs have shown significant benefits to patients, there are concerns regarding their use in healthcare settings limiting utilization. This works aims to enhance the adoption and use of hospital AAI programs and understand the positive and...
Risks associated with animal-assisted intervention programs: A literature review
| Contributor(s):: Dalton, K. R., Waite, K. B., Ruble, K., Carroll, K. C., DeLone, A., Frankenfield, P., Serpell, J. A., Thorpe, R. J., Jr., Morris, D. O., Agnew, J., Rubenstein, R. C., Davis, M. F.
The benefits of animal-assisted interventions (AAI), to utilize companion animals as an adjunctive treatment modality, is well-established and a burgeoning research field. However, few studies have evaluated the potential hazards of these programs, such as the potential for therapy animals to...
Evaluation of Risk of Zoonotic Pathogen Transmission in a University-Based Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Program
| Contributor(s):: Boyle, S. F., Corrigan, V. K., Buechner-Maxwell, V., Pierce, B. J.
The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance: A One Health Consortium
| Contributor(s):: Mark M. Rweyemamu, Peter Mmbuji, Esron Karimuribo, Janusz Paweska, Dominic Kambarage, Luis Neves, Jean-Marie Kayembe, Aaron Mweene, Mecky Matee
Formed in 2008, the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) is a One Health consortium of academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals. Operating in partnership with world-renowned centres of research in industrialised...
Video Observation of Infection Control Practices in Veterinary Clinics and a Petting Zoo, with Emphasis on Hand Hygiene and Interventions to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance
| Contributor(s):: Maureen Anderson
This thesis is an investigation of the use of various infection control practices, including hand hygiene, in companion animal veterinary clinics and a public petting zoo. Video observation of petting zoo visitors found overall hand hygiene compliance was 58% (340/583). Improved signage with...
Animals in Healthcare Facilities: Recommendations to Minimize Potential Risks
| Contributor(s):: Murthy, Rekha, Bearman, Gonzalo, Brown, Sherrill, Bryant, Kristina, Chinn, Raymond, Hewlett, Angela, George, B. Glenn, Goldstein, Ellie J. C., Holzmann-Pazgal, Galit, Rupp, Mark E., Wiemken, Timothy, Weese, J. Scott, Weber, David J.
Safety first when dogs visit patients
| Contributor(s):: McKinney, Maureen
A veterinary perspective on the recently published guidelines for animal-assisted interventions in health-care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Lefebvre, S. L., Peregrine, A. S., Golab, G. C., Gumley, N. R., Waltner-Toews, D., Weese, J. S.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among companion and food-chain animals: impact of human contacts
| Contributor(s):: Petinaki, E., Spiliopoulou, I.
Pet husbandry and infection control practices related to zoonotic disease risks in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Peregrine, A. S., Sargeant, J. M., Weese, J. S.
MRSA carriage in a pet therapy dog
| Contributor(s):: Enoch, D. A., Karas, J. A., Slater, J. D., Emery, M. M., Kearns, A. M., Farrington, M.
2010: Commemorating the centennial year of the death of Florence Nightingale and the International Year of the Nurse
| Contributor(s):: Harris, M. D.
Pet ownership in immunocompromised children--a review of the literature and survey of existing guidelines
| Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, S., Pizer, B.
| Contributor(s):: Miracle, V. A.
New pet visit guidelines aim to control infections
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Bryden
No llamas, reptiles or ponies allowed. Those might seem altogether sensible, if not self-evident restrictions when talking about hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Clinical issues. Service dogs in health care facilities
| Contributor(s):: Denholm, B.
Health hazards to humans associated with domestic pets
| Contributor(s):: Plaut, M., Zimmerman, E. M., Goldstein, R. A.