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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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MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip

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How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&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

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The support I have received from Jill @ pets-mrsa has been invaluable. Through her I have been helped and given advice from several top veterinary surgeons and microbiologists. My dog [&hellip

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