Animals in Healthcare Facilities

Publication Date: May 1, 2015

Key Points

Key Points

Table 1. Selected Diseases Transmitted by Dogs Stratifed by Transmission Route

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Transmission Route Selected Diseases
Direct contact (bites) Rabies (rabies virus)
Capnocytophaga canimorsus infection
Pasteurellosis (Pasteurella spp.)
Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains
Streptococcus spp. infection
Direct or indirect contact Flea bites, mites
Fungal infection (Malassezia pachydermatis, Microsporum canis, Trichophyton mentagrophytes)
Staphylococcus aureus infection
Mites (Cheyletiellidae, Sarcoptidae)
Fecal-oral Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter spp.)
Paratyphoid (Salmonella spp.)
Giardiasis (Giardia duodenalis)
Salmonellosis (Salmonella enterica subsp enterica serotypes)
Droplet Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Vector-borne Ticks (dogs passively carry ticks to humans; disease not transmitted directly from dog to human)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia ricksettsii)
  • Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia spp.)
Fleas
  • Dipylidium caninum
  • Bartonella henselae

Animal-Assisted Activities

...l-Assisted Activitie...

...verview of Management of an Animal-Assisted...


...I. Training and Management of Animal-Assiste...


.... Requirements of Acceptable Anima...


...V. Preparing Animals for VisitsA. Require...


...propriate Contact Between Animals and People Dur...


.... Contact TracingA. The facility sho...


.... Environmental CleaningA.Practice rout...


Service Animals

...ervice Ani...

...ations sometimes arise in which a patien...


...lthcare facility should have a policy regar...


...h disabilities may be requested but not require...


...in which a service animal may be ex...


Research Animals

...search Animal...

...pproval...


II. Scheduling...


...ransportation...


...Procedures in Patient-Care Areas...


...A. Use...


...te Disposal A...


.... Veterinary Procedures...


...o Animals...


Personal Pet Visitation

...nal Pet Visitation...

...healthcare facility should have a policy regardi...


...in general, be prohibited from entering the...


...uations where visitation with a pet might be...


...Visitation by a pet is different than...


...e degree of restriction should take int...


...hcare facilities that permit a singl...


...ppropriate site for pet visitation should b...


Other Uses of Animals in Healthcare

...ther Uses of Animals in Hea...

...dicinal leeches are used, they sho...


...n hospitals should not be allowed due to the ri...


.... If maggot debridement therapy is used,...


...animal events should not be allowed in a health...


Table 2. Summary of Animals in Healthcare Classification and Selected Recommendations

...of Animals in Healthcare Classifi...