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...
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...