Skip to main content

Table 3 Infection prevention and control scores of the seven small animal clinics/practices

From: Poor infection prevention and control standards are associated with environmental contamination with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales and other multidrug-resistant bacteria in Swiss companion animal clinics

Area of IPCa Maximum score Institution Sum per area for the evaluated institutions Maximum sum per area for seven institutions
Clinic A Clinic B Clinic C Clinic D Clinic E Practice F Practice G
IPC management 6 4 2 4 2 0 0 2 14 42
Staff education 6 5 4 3 5 0 0 0 17 42
Cleaning / disinfection 6 5 2 2 6 3 3 4 25 42
Quarantine measures 6 6 1 2 3 1 3 0 16 42
Guidelines for patients with MDROs 4 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 9 28
Hand hygiene 8 7 3 5 8 2 6 3 34 56
Personal hygiene 12 9 7 5 9 3 6 2 41 84
Protection of employees 4 2 3 2 1 3 3 2 16 28
Protective clothing 6 6 4 4 4 3 4 0 25 42
Medication 6 4 2 5 6 3 3 6 29 42
Guidelines/restrictions for antimicrobial use 4 4 4 0 3 1 4 1 17 28
Total score 68 55 35 33 48 19 33 20 243 476
% of maximum score 100% 81% 52% 49% 71% 28% 49% 29% 51% 100%
  1. aThe total score per IPC area is shown. For detailed scoring see Additional file 4
  2. Abbreviations: IPC Infection prevention and control, MDROs multidrug resistant organisms