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Staphylococcal bacterial contamination of portable electronic devices in a large veterinary hospital

G. Vinall, T. Cogan, A. Jeffery and M. Tivers | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2020
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of staphylococcal contamination on portable electronic devices (PEDs), such as mobile phones and tablets, in a veterinary hospital, to identify whether humans or animals were the likely source; and to determine the pathogenesis of the cultured strain…

Role of the consent form in UK veterinary practice

C. Gray | Veterinary Record | October 2020
The aim of this qualitative study, carried out as part of research for a doctoral thesis, was to investigate the role(s) of the consent form in the consent process in UK veterinary practice…

Staff attitudes to and compliance with the use of a surgical safety checklist

H. Kilbane, C. Oxtoby, C. and M.S. Tivers | Journal of Small Animal Practice | March 2020
This study aimed to investigate attitudes to the use of a surgical safety checklist in small animal surgery; to gain insight into barriers to their use and to assess the level of compliance in full completion…

Scrubs contamination, domestic laundry effect and workwear habits of clinical staff at a referral hospital

P. Kokkinos, L. Morgan, K. Hughes, D. Pollard, J. Gasson and K. Bowlt‐Blacklock | Journal of Small Animal Practice | February 2020
This cross-sectional study aimed to document bacterial contamination levels on uniforms worn by veterinary staff after a clinical shift; to investigate the efficacy of home laundry on bacterial load, and to explore staff habits towards work uniform during and after a clinical shift…

Fluorescent tagging for environmental surface cleaning surveillance in a veterinary hospital

G. Langdon, A.E. Hoet and J.W. Stull | Journal of Small Animal Practice | November 2019
The aim of this study was to assess the use of fluorescent tagging for environmental surface cleaning surveillance in a small animal veterinary hospital and identify factors associated with removal of the tag…

Early warning scores in the NHS: could they support early detection of deteriorating veterinary patients?

H. Ballantyne | Veterinary Nursing Journal | January 2019
This article gives an introduction to the National Early Warning System (NEWS) used in the NHS and considers its application in veterinary practice…

Introducing the Ward Phlebitis Scoring Chart 2018: A reflective and personal practical review and approach

A. Ward | Veterinary Nursing Journal | October 2018
The author of this article discusses the development of a care plan for IV catheters to ensure a holistic experience for the veterinary patient…

‘Care about my animal, know your stuff and take me seriously’: United Kingdom and Australian clients’ views on the capabilities most important in their veterinarians

K. Hughes, S.M. Rhind, L. Mossop, K. Cobb, E. Morley, M. Kerrin, C. Morton and M. Cake | Veterinary Record | September 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate client views on what they expect from veterinary surgeons, particularly what makes for a positive experience…

Using checklists in veterinary nursing: what can human healthcare teach us?

H. Ballantyne | Veterinary Nursing Journal | September 2018
This article discusses the benefits of using checklists in healthcare settings and asks whether they are transferable to veterinary nursing…

Hospital-acquired infections in the veterinary establishment

A. Mann | Veterinary Nursing Journal | August 2018
This paper discusses the common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) found in veterinary practice which have been identified from the limited number of studies on HAIs in veterinary medicine available…