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Infection Control Guidelines

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Cleaning & Disinfection Protocols

Cleaning protocols

Hand Hygiene Procedures and Considerations

Laundry Protocols

Patient preparation for surgery

Personal Protective Equipment

Placing IV cephalic catheter

Staff attire

ICG Isolation Ward

Infection Control Guideline App

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The Bella Moss Foundation Practice Hygiene Self Audit is a web-based assessment tool that allows staff to monitor and routinely measure cleanliness across the whole practice – from theatre and prep rooms to laundry and waiting rooms.The simple tick sheet format allows staff to rate the hygiene protocols in each area, resulting in a room-by-room percentage hygiene score, as well as an overall contamination risk score. The tool was developed by vet and RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) expert Pam Mosedale and leading VN lecturer Louise O’Dwyer, along with Edinburgh academic Tim Nuttall and industry stalwart Chris Laurence.

Louise O Dwyer

“The tool and guidelines needs to be embraced by all members of staff, from non-clinical staff through to veterinary surgeons, as every individual has the potential to make an impact within their practice by taking action on infection control.”

The infection control guidelines also developed by the above are standards for practices to adhere to and we hope these free tools will be useful for practices. Don’t forget we are a non-profit charity and donations are always welcome to help us continue to provide free education for the future

Free Webinar
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Bella Moss Foundation 9/08/2016

Is your practice up to standard with infection control” webinar presented by Bella Moss Foundation clinical advisor Pam Mosedale

Ms Mosedale was keen to stress that infection control should not be taken for granted, especially as the topic is now crucial to various new awards areas of the PSS.

Click here to listen to webinar

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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MRSA In Horses

Staphylococcus aureus can also be found in the nose, intestinal tract or skin of a small percentage of normal, healthy horses, although the frequency with which it is found varies [&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

How we have Helped

We adopted Bear, a five year old Shih Tzu in March of 2006. In January 2008 I felt what seemed to be a cyst below his shoulder, and the vet [&hellip

Fritzie Maddock – Bear

My husband contracted MRSA, 3weeks following hip replacement surgery on August 28th. When we took him to the hospital we left some soiled bandages on the couch. When I came [&hellip

Margaret McNicholl

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