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BVNA Congress: Infection control for the RVN and REVN

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Date: Friday 7th October 2022

Opening times: 13:45-14:45

Venue: BVNA Congress Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH


Join us at BVNA Congress 2022 from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October.

Infection control policies are crucial for practices to protect patients, staff, and clients. Ensuring that your infection control procedures are up to standard can minimise the risk of infection spreading to other patients and humans. Veterinary nurses play a critical role in the infection control team, particularly with the development of policies, training, implementation, and monitoring.

High standards of clinical practice should be maintained through training and clearly displayed protocols – including clean techniques, hand washing, aseptic surgery, isolation, and barrier nursing.  Clinical audits are another key factor in monitoring the effectiveness of infection control and can help to identify and implement changes to make improvements. This can include training, adherence to protocols, post-operative and other nosocomial infections, prevalence of AMR and antibiotic use protocols.

In this session, you will learn about the need for and roles of infection control teams, how to implement effective infection control strategies, and how to perform clinical audits to monitor their effectiveness.

Resources have been produced by BSAVA, FECAVA, BEVA, RCVS Knowledge, the Bella Moss Foundation and others.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the need for and roles of infection control teams
  • How to implement effective infection control strategies
  • How to perform clinical audits


Dr Tim Nuttall BSc BVSc CertVD PhD CBiol MRSB MRCVS

Tim NuttallDr Tim Nuttall is an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology and Head of Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. He runs a busy referral clinic, with particular interests in atopic dermatitis, otitis, laser surgery and antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. Tim has written over 100 clinical and scientific publications and has presented over 180 lectures throughout the world. He has served on numerous scientific and clinical committees and has received the BSAVA Woodrow Award for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine.


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BVNA Congress 2022 takes place in Telford International Centre and will be streamed to remote delegates, resulting in a more inclusive and accessible three-day event for veterinary nurses in the UK and the rest of the world. Book your tickets and access the full programme. 

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