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Table 1 Infection control procedures in equine hospitals before/after an intervention

From: A pre- and post-intervention study of infection control in equine hospitals in Sweden

Hospital A B C D
Dress code1 +/+7 +/+ 7/+ +/07
Personal appearance2 +/+ +/+ −/+ +/0
Hand hygiene3 +/+ +/+ −/+ +/0
Disposable gloves4 +/+ +/+ +6/+ +/0
Cleaning regulations +/+ +/+ −/+ +/0
Extended5 +/+ +/+ −/− -/0
Reading and signing the procedures +/+ +/+ −/− -/0
  1. 1Short-sleeved working clothes, except in cold weather, changed regularly or if dirty.
  2. 2No rings/wrist watches, short nails without polish, long hair tied back, etc.
  3. 3Hand washing of visibly dirty hands, otherwise hand disinfection, prior to operations and between patients.
  4. 4Gloves used at risk of contamination, handling dressings and wounds, inserting catheters etc.
  5. 5Additional procedures, such as cleaning/disinfection of instruments etc.
  6. 6Non-documented procedure for glove use, split in two, at insertion of IV catheters and in wound treatment.
  7. 7+ = routine established, − = not established, 0 = not reported.