Lifetime Learning Programme (PLLP)
Project will involve you in identifying potential health hazards for your
practice patients and writing a brief report. Once
completed send the report by email (in .doc or .html format) to the Course
Organiser firstname.lastname@example.org. Your report will count as 10 Continuing
Education points towards your annual PLLP target of 90 points, and
Provet will send you an appraisal of your Entry. The best entries will be judged
and you may win an Award !
Every environment contains potential health hazards
for animals (eg extreme weather, heat, cold, water, gases, poisons, traffic,
glass, barbed wire, parasites, infectious diseases) Examine the immediate and surrounding
environments carefully and try to identify all the potential health hazards
for patients visiting your practice Write a
brief report to include the following :
- List all the potential health hazards that you
have identified, and rank them as High, Medium, Low or Insignificant risk
(insignificant risk might be the likelihood of a plane falling out of the
sky on to the animal).
- List what precautions have already been taken to
minimise exposure to health risks (eg each animal may be confined in a cage
or enclosure to prevent it escaping on to a road, or it may have been
vaccinated against disease)
- List any measures that you could/should take to
minimise exposure of your patients to existing health risks - you should be able to
identify at least 6 risks !
- List the important zoonotic diseases which could
be transmitted to or from your patients.
- List other health risks (ie excluding zoonoses) that your
represent to your practice environment and other animals/people in it.
- Does your practice have isolation facilities, do
the nursing staff know how to barrier nurse high risk patients ?
- Conclude whether any changes in health risk
prevention measures are necessary in your practice
- Any other comments that you want to make