Update includes instructional video clips on thorough hand washing practices, downloadable posters for display in veterinary premises, and an article on ways to diagnose, treat and avoid infections.
The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has updated its practice guidelines on reducing the risk of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and S. pseudintermedius (MRSP).
The in-depth advice covers information on:
- Routine measures to prevent the spread of MRSA and MRSP,
- Managing infected patients, and
- Staff/environment screening.
The update also includes instructional video clips on thorough hand washing practices and downloadable posters for display in veterinary premises, supplied with kind permission of Dr Tim Nuttall from the University of Liverpool.
Dr Nuttall has also contributed an article entitled “Meticillin-resistant staphylococci in companion animals“ which gives a detailed account of the background to antimicrobial resistant bacteria and also practical guidance on ways to diagnose, treat and avoid infections.
- The updated guidelines and associated content can be found in the advice pages of the BSAVA website.