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  1. Risks associated with animal-assisted intervention programs: A literature review

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    | 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...

  2. Evaluation of Risk of Zoonotic Pathogen Transmission in a University-Based Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Program

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    | Contributor(s):: Boyle, S. F., Corrigan, V. K., Buechner-Maxwell, V., Pierce, B. J.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. PulseBeats

  7. Safety first when dogs visit patients

    | Contributor(s):: McKinney, Maureen

  8. 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.

  9. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among companion and food-chain animals: impact of human contacts

    | Contributor(s):: Petinaki, E., Spiliopoulou, I.

  10. Help from our animal friends

    | Contributor(s):: Connor, K., Miller, J.

  11. 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.

  12. Medical costs and other aspects of dog bites in Baltimore

    | Contributor(s):: Berzon, D. R., DeHoff, J. B.

  13. 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.

  14. 2010: Commemorating the centennial year of the death of Florence Nightingale and the International Year of the Nurse

    | Contributor(s):: Harris, M. D.

  15. Pet ownership in immunocompromised children--a review of the literature and survey of existing guidelines

    | Contributor(s):: Hemsworth, S., Pizer, B.

  16. Pet visitation

    | Contributor(s):: Miracle, V. A.

  17. 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.

  18. Clinical issues. Service dogs in health care facilities

    | Contributor(s):: Denholm, B.

  19. Health hazards to humans associated with domestic pets

    | Contributor(s):: Plaut, M., Zimmerman, E. M., Goldstein, R. A.

  20. Perioperative nursing and animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Miller, J., Ingram, L.