Zoonotic Disease Prevention

Therapy animals can provide many benefits to clients. They can also create health risks. In this course, you'll learn about the risks of zoonosis and mitigation strategies as well as important considerations for your informed consent documentation.


Course Price: $120
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Course Details

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
•    Define zoonosis and reverse zoonosis and recognize the primary zoonotic concerns associated with various species of therapy animals
•    Determine the best practices for screening the health status of both clients and therapy animals to determine eligibility for AAI
•    Understand the rates of zoonotic diseases and the risks associated with AAI
•    Incorporate best practices to mitigate zoonotic risks when working with therapy animal.
•    Identify ways in which to educate clients about zoonosis and infection prevention so that they are prepared to play an active role in mitigation procedures

Assessment for Zoonotic Disease Prevention
This 20 question quiz covers the content for Zoonotic Disease Prevention and requires a passing score of 80%. You must complete the previous lesson before accessing this assessment.

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