Honors Veterinary Assisting
What is it?
It's a place where contagious patients are kept away from all healthy patients.
Protocol for Isolation Wards
Isolation wards have their own medical supplies, cleaners, disinfectants and equipment that never should be removed from this location. The laundry and bedding should be disinfected separately from other laundered items.
How do you know where the isolation ward is?
There should be signs kept on all the cages and doors that explain the types of contagious diseases that the patients that are housed in the ward have.
All staff members that enter should wear exam gloves, sterile gowns, face masks, show covers, and hair covers.
Afterwards, all items should be discarded and either thrown away or appropriately disinfected after each use in the isolation ward.