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Veterinary nurses can play a vital role in achieving and maintaining high standards of infection control, say leading veterinary professionals.

RVNs are now being urged to use a free self-audit practice hygiene tool launched by the Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) – a charity that promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veterinary medicine.

The tool allows a room-by-room assess- ment of cleanliness levels using tick sheets, helping practices to identify problems and instigate any staff training needed to ensure infection controls are in place in all areas.

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