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Eileen Green reports on Bella Moss Foundation audit tool VNTImes vol 15 May 2015
Veterinary nurses can play a vital role in achieving and maintaining high standards of infection control, say leading veterinary professionals.
RVNs are now being urged to use a free self-audit practice hygiene tool launched by the Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) – a charity that promotes prudent antimicrobial use and hygiene in human and veterinary medicine.
The tool allows a room-by-room assess- ment of cleanliness levels using tick sheets, helping practices to identify problems and instigate any staff training needed to ensure infection controls are in place in all areas.
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Survey on antimicrobial use and current guidelines used in companion animal practice
The aim of this questionnaire is to obtain information on patterns of antimicrobial use by veterinarians working with companion animals and guidelines used in everyday practice related to antimicrobials and infection control in practice. The expected time required for the completion of this questionnaire is approximately 15-20 minutes. All data collected through this survey will be treated as confidential and anonymised according to the Data Protection Act 1998.

The respondents that would like to be informed of the findings of this study are requested to provide their email address for the provision of feedback at the end of the survey.

[Ethics approval obtained from the RVC Ethics and Welfare Committee: reference number URN 2014 0111H]
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FREE Infection control Guidelines to combat growing pet infection concerns
Leading infection control awareness group The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has created free guidelines to help veterinary professionals combat the growing threat of practice-acquired infections.
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The Bella Moss Foundation are looking for a Google ad word Project Manager Volunteer
You'll be responsible for our digital marketing strategy managing Google AdWords/ PPC across channels such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Bing and Ad Networks.
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Webinar for Vets - Cytology in the diagnosis of infection - 01.08.13
The Bella Moss Foundation is part of a collaborative group, which currently includes Vetoquinol, BSAVA, Abbey Veterinary Laboratories / CAPL and Medimark. The group is organising a series of webinars and practical workshops for veterinary surgeons in the UK, with the objective to enable participants to make informed decisions regarding antimicrobial use and infection control in practice.
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BSAVA Companion Magazine September/October 2012
The companion Interview with Jill Moss (thank you to BSAVA) for this opportunity
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Antimicrobial Resistance with Mike Jessop 12 September 2012
BSAVA webinar in support of The Bella Moss Foundation
BMF wishes to thank the BSAVA and Mike Jessop for support in helping to make this webinar possible,  please book your place as soon as you can.
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Joint Symposium on Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance in human and veterinary medicine – one health, one problem?
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A Tribute to Tracy Mayne
From Jill Moss President The Bella Moss Foundation.

Antimicrobial selective pressure in pet-owning healthcare workers

BMF wish to express our gratitude to YOU GOV for this study which has been donated to us, and to authors of the letter to Vet Record (our clinical advisors) David H Lloyd, Anette Loeffler, (RVC) Tim Nuttall, (University of Liverpool)  & J Scott Weese (University of Guelph) for their time.

Are you protecting your antibacterials ?
A Contibution from Vet Ian Battersby.

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The Bella Moss Foundation at the BVNA (October 11)
The Bella Moss Foundation was very pleased to attend its third year as an exhibitor at BVNA congress in Kettering.



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BMF ‘Infection control welcomed’ VN Times BVNA Congress 2011 (October 11)
NEW guidance about methicillin-resistant bacteria has been welcomed by campaigners and VNs as an “excel- lent starting point” to improve infection control.

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One woman and her dog (17/10/11)
These guidelines describe measures designed to reduce the establishment and dissemination of MRSA and MRSP in veterinary practice.

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Webinar (08/12/11)
Recent advances in the treatment and control and methicillin-resistant staphylococci
The Bella Moss Foundation announces a CPD Webinar
We are pleased to present a CPD webinar in conjunction with the Webinar Vet.  All funds received from sales of this webinar will go directly to the Bella Moss Foundation to help us with educational projects for vets and nurses.
Presented by J Scott Weese DVM DVSc DipACVIM
Thursday 8th December 9pm UK Time 2011

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BSAVA practice guidelines – reducing the risk from MRSA and MRSP
These guidelines describe measures designed to reduce the establishment and dissemination of MRSA and MRSP in veterinary practice.

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BSAVA practice guidelines – reducing the risk from MRSA and MRSP
These guidelines describe measures designed to reduce the establishment and dissemination of MRSA and MRSP in veterinary practice.

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RCVS Draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurse

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has opened consultation on a draft Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses.

A subgroup was formed by the Working Party set up in 2010 to review the Guides to Professional Conduct for both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.

We value your feedback and comments on any aspect of the draft Code and please send your comments by email to me as Secretary to the Guide Review Working Party, at c.murdoch@rcvs.org.uk by Friday, 21 October 2011.

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VETERINARY TIMES VOL 41 NO. 26 - July 4th 2011
CALLS FOR MORE RESEARCH ON MRSP’S UK PREVALENCE
Infection campaigners say it is bigger risk to practice inpatients than MRSA
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BVNA Congress, Kettering 7-9th October
BMF lecture on Saturday 8th October on Infection Control Speaker (Lorena Hall)
Also come and visit our stand kindly donated by Jansenn Animal Health

The stigma behind MRSA


The Kennel Club Charitable Trust Supports The Bella Moss Foundation


September 2011 International Conference on MRSA in animals and threats to public health


Veterinary Nursing Journal article on MRSA October 2010

BMF leaflet for vets / nurses June 2011


Book For The BMF Lecture Saturday 8th October On Infection Control
(Speaker - Lorena Hall) 9.30am


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