Blog

Subscribe

Get the ASPCA Professional Blog direct to your inbox.

Recent Comments

I respect and understand your opinion. It's extremely difficult, especially when you've been working in...

By Jessie on Do You Care? - 6/29/2016 at 10:38am

When the goal is animal welfare, providing the safest emotional place possible to surrendering guardians...

By Jenn on Do You Care? - 6/29/2016 at 8:37am

I think that it is necessary to bring the so called "no kill" shelter into this discussion. Too many...

By Bea Schermerhorn on Do You Care? - 6/29/2016 at 7:59am

Tip of the Week: Hand Hygiene for Foster Parents

Help your foster families brush up on hand hygiene at home with this basic protocol:

  • Clean and disinfect your hands before and after handling animals
  • If hands aren’t visibly soiled, alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be appropriate on occasion
  • Wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly soiled, or if risk of disease transmission is high or particularly hardy viruses like panleukopenia or parvovirus are a concern
  • Whether using sanitizer or soap, apply for at least 15-20 seconds. Don’t forget to clean the most commonly missed areas—fingertips, between fingers, the back of the hands and the base of your thumbs.

For more handy tips, check out this detailed doc: Infection Control for Home-Based Foster Care.

 

How do you help foster parents stay sanitary at home?

 

Related Links

5 Ways to Keep Foster Environments Squeaky Clean and Infection-Free!

Print & Post: Shelter Disinfection How-Tos

Blog: "Tip of the Week: The Dilution Solution"

Adoption Ambassadors

 

You Might Also Like

Shelter Health Disease Management

Add a comment