Hand hygiene in veterinary practices

Although we all love to play and take care of our animals, we must always remember to practice a good hygiene around our pets. Washing hands is a very good habit to have, especially after touching, feeding or cleaning after pets.

Cleaning your hands reduces bacteria and other objects that come in touch with hands. Ephemeral bacteria that you might catch from an animal can easily be removed with warm water and soap.

Descending from the traditional water and soap, there are other germicidal approaches which maintain the high level of hand hygiene, their importance increasing with the type of contact one might have with the animal.

In addition to hand washing, you must consider:

  • Alcoholic hand rubs
  • Use of gloves
  • Hygienic equipment
  • Instructions and education
  • Constant reinforcement to hand hygiene

Veterinarians, nurses, technicians and other health workers in the veterinary field find that preventing the transmission of bacteria remains an area of poor performance in real life. People don’t admit when they ignore to wash hands and fail to adapt to this fundamental habit. 

Remember that pathogens such as viruses and other bacterial contaminants are difficult to eliminate only by washing hands and cleaning the equipment used for handling patients. Sanitising is the second step to acquire the best hygiene for your practice.

To protect your veterinary business and prevent cross-contamination among staff, patients and pet owners, TECHNIK has developed a large range of hygienic equipment made entirely from stainless steel.

Amongst our hygienic range of veterinary products, we have over 40 years of experience manufacturing stainless steel sinks and washroom equipment for your practice. Resistant to heavy impact and powerful antiseptic solutions commonly used in veterinary practices for hand hygiene, our sinks present a long life span.

Controlling bacterial and viral disease which can be transmitted from animal to human means disinfecting work surfaces. Powerful detergents and sanitizers like chlorhexidine, triclosan and iodophors are generally preferred by veterinarians. To assist your hygienic needs, TECHNIK’s sinks resist your routine disinfection procedures. 

 

Chlorhexidine

Triclosan

Iodophors

Less than 4% concentration is used to clean sinks, teat dips and surgical instruments and equipment

Effectively eradicates microorganisms and it’s widely used in hand washing before and after surgery

Present disinfectant qualities which protects against spreading bacteria, spores and other forms of micro-organisms

Kills spores, fungi, viruses and protect against cross-contamination

Used in a number of medical instruments and health applications

Alcoholic iodine solutions are generally used as antiseptics

Low toxicity allows it to be used with other disinfectants

First developed to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals

Sanitizes veterinary surgical equipment and tools

 

High quality equipment provides you with long-term solutions for your veterinary practice, but also encompasses the cost-effectiveness in your equipment investments.

Find our range of veterinary sinks and washroom equipment here.