2 Ways veterinary hospital design impacts infection control


Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB, AAA shares tips and tricks about hospital design as it relates to infection control

Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB, AAA explains how hospital design factors into infection control in a veterinary hospital. In an interview with dvm360®, Lewis discusses why clutter impedes infection control and more.

A partial transcript of the interview is below. View the video for more of the discussion.

Heather E. Lewis, AIA, NCARB, AAA: What happens when you have an object and you're cleaning a room, you have to take that object and you have to clean all 4 sides of that object and maybe the bottom of it and dust it. And then you have to clean the surface underneath it and put it down. So, that was like 5 steps. If you didn't have the object, you'd just wipe the counter. So decluttering the environment really helps people keep a cleaner environment and reduce the risk of fomite transmission.

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