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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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How Bacteria are Spread

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MRSP

What are MRSP and Staphylococcus pseudintermedius? Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is a bacterium that is commonly found on the skin or in the nose or intestinal tract of 50% of more of [&hellip

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Symptoms

If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip

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