Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Hospitalising the MRSA Patient

  • Patients with MRSA should be isolated and hospitalised in isolation, with no other patients.
  • One kennel nurse should be assigned to caring for the patient, any staff with open wounds should not come into contact with the patient.
  • Staff contact should be limited to what is essential.
  • Barrier nursing should be adhered to at all times.
  • Refer to SOP Barrier nursing and appendix A.

Appendix A - Disinfectants

  1. We use Anigene as our disinfectant.
  2. It is made up daily for kennels and cattery in yellow buckets at a concentration rate of 1:100 (10ml Anigene to 1ltr water).
  3. We have spray bottles with 1:100 concentration in consult rooms, pharmacy, prep room, dental, laboratory, kennels, cattery, radiography, theatres. It is used to clean surfaces between each patient.
  4. We use a concentration on 1:100 to clean all floors, made up daily and disposed of correctly at the end of the day. Yellow bucket and yellow mops: kennels, cattery, waiting room. Green bucket and green mops: prep room, radiography, dental, scrub. Blue bucket and blue mops: both theatres.
  5. For cleaning isolation, we made up Anigene at a concentration of 1:50 in spray bottles, bucket and mop bucket
  6. Red bucket and red mops – Isolation
  7. Mop heads are washed in the washing machine at 60.c after each use.
  8. Windows and glass are cleaned with Flash Anti-bac Plus.

Prepared by V1. 26/9/2023

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