UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

The Bella Moss Infection Control Guidelines have been created by the charity’s top veterinary advisors in response to the wide-ranging approaches to infection control seen in everyday practice. Authors include vet and RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) Pam Mosedale, RVN Louise O’Dwyer and Edinburgh-based dermatologist Dr Tim Nuttall.

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Cleaning protocols statement (how to use this guide)

Cleaning & Disinfection Protocols-Guidelines for use in Veterinary Practice

Waste Guidance for Infection control

Hand Hygiene Procedures and Considerations

Indwelling urinary catheter placement

Laundry Protocol

Patient preparation for surgery

Personal Protective Equipment

Placing IV cephalic catheter

Staff Attire

Operating theatres

Staff Room

Waiting Room

Kennel Wards

Isolation Ward

Medical Prep

Dispensary

Bathrooms

Imaging Suite

Lab

Consulting Room

 

Thanks to the following practices that have helped with images for the guidelines.
Willows, Penmellyn and Victoria Vets

For contact with our clinical advisors who have produced these guidelines

BMF trustee and clinical advisor  tim.nuttall@ed.ac.uk

BMF clinical nurse director Louise O Dwyer  louise.odwyer@sky.com

BMF clinical advisor Pam Mosedale pam.mosedale@btinternet.com

 

Results of our survey in collaboration with the Royal Veterinary College

Antimicrobial use and implementation of guidelines in UK small animal practice (October 2014 )

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All about infections

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Viruses vs Bacteria

The differences between bacteria and viruses Author – Elaine Pendlebury BA BSc  BVetMed DMS MRCVS  Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Science & Welfare) PDSA Bacteria (singular is bacterium) are one celled living organisms [&hellip

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Spotting Infections

Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&hellip

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Skin Infections & Pyoderma

1. How significant is infected dermatitis to the overall health of a dog? Superficial bacterial skin infections or pyoderma rarely cause significant illness. The clinical signs include itching, pustules, scaling [&hellip

How we have Helped

Duchess was spayed and micro-chipped. Things went well until one day we noticed a dimed size spot that was bleeding and pussing around the area where dogs usually get microchipped. [&hellip

Duchess

This is Duke, our 7 year old German Shepherd. A few months ago Duke became very ill. He had contracted a Clostridial infection which was rapidly destroying tissue and muscle [&hellip

John & Vivien Boon – Duke

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