Advanced Pet First Aid Level 3 (VTQ)

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Hand Hygiene

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When you are dealing with an emergency, no matter what the emergency is, it's a good idea to make sure you've got clean hands when you start, but also when you finish. If you are out and she hurt herself, it's unlikely that you would have access to running water, but you can use a hand gel or sanitising foam if you have it available.

Making sure your hands are clean before dealing with an injury can help to make sure you don't infect the wound you are treating.  Having to clear up vomiting or a mess made by your pet is much easier if you are wearing gloves, if not it is a good idea to use some sort of anti-bacterial soap or sanitising gel afterwards.

The way this product works is just taking the cap off and just give it a little shake and then just pop a little bit onto your hand. It's just a pump action. Once you've got it on your hand, then just rub it in. It vanishes quite quickly. Just make sure that you pop it in between your fingers, you can just wrap it around your thumbs, exactly the way you would if you were properly cleaning your hands. If you have got rings on, then just pop it underneath the ring as well because that could be an area where bacteria could stay. Once you have done that, hands are pretty much clean and dry straight away ready to work on a dog or if you have done something already with them, then you can just clean your hands off just before you then take them away or before you take them to the vets.

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