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November 11, 2015

Online course to help practice staff master infection control – Vet times

The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has joined forces with Oncore Online Learning to launch a learning module to help veterinary staff beat the superbugs and implement rigorous, tailored infection controls in practice.

The two-week virtual learning course, entitled “Practical infection control”, is the most recent addition to a range of educational tools from BMF, including best practice guidelines and an online “self audit” practice room checklist.

The charity approached Oncore about creating a formal education course in light of the revised RCVS Practice Standards Scheme being launched at London Vet Show next week, which will now include dedicated infection control criteria in three of its new modules.

Practical infection control is delivered online as a fully tutored course and students will have access to Oncore’s dedicated virtual learning environment, which will host a lecture, learning materials and discussion forums.

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April 26, 2015

Better stewardship solutions to AMR – Vet Times

FOLLOWING Government forecasts on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), vets are being urged to use antibiotics responsibly and maintain high standards of hygiene.

AMR was included on the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies for the first time, with officials predicting an AMR blood infection outbreak could affect as many as 200,000 people in the UK – potentially killing 80,000.

The risk register document states: “High numbers of deaths could also be expected from other forms of AMR infection.”

The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF), a charity that promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veter- inary medicine, said vigilance was needed. Two of its clinical advisors have reiterated calls for good hygiene and sensible use of antibiotics.

Tim Nuttall, head of derma- tology at the University of Edin- burgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, said there was genuine concern about returning to a pre-antibiotic era….

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November 25, 2013

PJOnline

Time for pharmacy to unite in the fight against antimicrobial resistance

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November 25, 2013

Veterinary Record 2012

Antimicrobial Resistance: Antimicrobial selective pressure in pet-owning healthcare workers

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November 25, 2013

Leadonvale Vets

Action Needed To Prevent The Transfer Of MRSA Between Humans And Animals

Greater awareness of the relationship between human and animal medicine is essential if antimicrobial resistant infections, such as MRSA, are to be tackled effectively, says The Bella Moss Foundation today…

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December 10, 2012

Vet Record Dec 12th 2012

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December 9, 2012

Veterinary Times october 12

Nurses in critical fight against antimicrobial resistance crisis
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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: VOLUNTARY VACCINE SHOULD BE VIEWED AS ‘COMPULSORY’

Pet Times: VOLUNTARY VACCINE SHOULD BE VIEWED AS ‘COMPULSORY’

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: Foundation to push for further research into MRSA and animals

Vet Times: Foundation to push for further research into MRSA and animals

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: MRSA from front page to front line

Vet Times: Magic bullet no stopper for MRSA

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: Magic bullet no stopper for MRSA

Vet Times: Magic bullet no stopper for MRSA

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: MRSA: from front page to front line

Vet Times: MRSA: from front page to front line

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: Half-time MRSA results surprise team

Vet Times: Half-time MRSA results surprise team

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September 30, 2012

Vet Time: Vets ignore MRSA warning at peril

Vet Time: Vets ignore MRSA warning at peril

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September 30, 2012

Vet Times: PUSH FOR EARLY RESULTS OF FARM-ANIMAL MRSA TESTING

Vet Times: PUSH FOR EARLY RESULTS OF  FARM-ANIMAL MRSA TESTING

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September 30, 2012

Vet Tmes: MRSA: CALL FOR UK VETS TO TAKE LEAD ON PREVENTION

MRSA: CALL FOR UK VETS TO TAKE LEAD ON PREVENTION

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November 10, 2006

Bella Moss Foundation launches programmes for vet staff

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