How to bring your practice up to speed with hygiene and antimicrobial stewardship

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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£30.00

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Early detection of contagious patients
  • Hand hygiene
  • How to move a patient within my practice/hospital
  • PPE, barrier nursing
  • Is isolation possible in small premises?
  • Do I need antimicrobial guidelines for my practice?
  • What does a tier system mean?
  • Are some antimicrobials better than others?
  • How to make prescribing ‘responsible’
About this course

Is your practice prepared for the next contagious patient? Are you doing enough to prevent outbreaks and nosocomial infections?

Infections due to zoonotic or multidrug-resistant pathogens are still thankfully rare in UK practices. However, when they do occur, they can suddenly become difficult, complex, may have human health implications and require time and investment. Unfortunately, the key tools for managing, containing and preventing such infections in small animals are still largely limited to rigorous hygiene measures and good antimicrobial prescribing.

The first part of this webinar will provide you with an overview of hygiene measures that would be expected to be achievable in most small animal practice settings. In the second part of the webinar, we will highlight key aspects of published antimicrobial prescribing guidelines to inform your prescribing decisions for common infections in dogs and cats. For both, hygiene and antimicrobial stewardship, we will provide you with some evidence base for recommendations where available but also suggest some practical tips and share our own experience and current interventions.

The webinar will provide you with background knowledge and practical tips on two critically important but easily overlooked topics. Insight and awareness about hygiene needs and antimicrobial stewardship will help you practice good, responsible veterinary medicine on a day to day basis and help you explain to your clients what you are doing to prevent their pet getting infected in your practice

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £30 for a 2 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 2 CPD hours. 

Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).

Tutors

Rosanne Jepson, BVSc MVetMed PhD DipACVIM DipECVIM-CA FHEA MRCVS
Associate Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College

Anette Loeffler, DrMedVet PhD DVD DipECVD MRCVS
Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology
The Royal Veterinary College