Infectious Disease Control: Infection Prevention is a free veterinary CE offering made possible through the generous educational support of Virox® and NAVTA
Epidemiological concepts fundamental to infection prevention, such as the “epidemiological triangle”, establish the need for infection control in animal care settings. Types of pathogens and key features of each are explored with those commonly encountered in animal care settings specifically discussed. The importance of general pathogen classifications to infection control plans is also explored.
After completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- describe the epidemiological triangle – the agent, host, and environment – and how it applies to a veterinary clinical setting
- outline 2 variables that contribute to the complexity of infection control
- distinguish between infection prevention and biosecurity
- explain 2 ways in which a host animal can be modified to break the epidemiological triangle and prevent disease transmission
- outline the role, responsibilities, and certification of an infection preventionist