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Carla Husband - An assessment of the impact of educational interventions on hand hygiene compliance

Carla Husband - An assessment of the impact of educational interventions on hand hygiene compliance

July 31, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Carla discusses the evidence on educational interventions for hand hygiene. This is the winning Knowledge Summary of the Veterinary Evidence Student Awards 2020. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

 

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

 

 

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

The Knowledge Sessions: Implementation Science - what can veterinary medicine learn from human medicine?

July 6, 2020

How can we express evidence in a way that means people will engage with it and understand it? How do team dynamics and individual context influence whether evidence is used appropriately and fully? What can we learn from the experience in human medicine?

These questions and more are explored in this roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
  • Dr Zoe Belshaw, internal medicine specialist, Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham/PDSA
  • Dr Louise Buckley, RVN and Lecturer, University of Edinburgh/Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
  • Laura Playforth, Veterinary Surgeon, Vice-Chair of RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board and Professional Standards Director at Vets Now
  • Adewole Adekola and Imogen Schofield: Veterinary Surgeons and PhD students at the Royal Veterinary College

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

The Knowledge Sessions bring together specialists from across the industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

Michael Steele - performance and behavioural effects of separating dairy cows and their calves at birth

Michael Steele - performance and behavioural effects of separating dairy cows and their calves at birth

June 29, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Mike discusses whether calves separated at birth vs. suckled with the mother, has any behavioural and performance effects on both cow and/or calf. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

June 4, 2020

Part 5 in our infection control series focuses on the use of audits in veterinary practice, and the role of auditing in benchmarking and monitoring infections and progress. It is delivered by:

- Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

- Dr Tim Nuttall: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh; RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Advisor and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

Download the accompanying presentation and transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 1 hour

Infection control Part 2: organisms of concern and modes of transmission - Tim Nuttall and Pam Mosedale

Infection control Part 2: organisms of concern and modes of transmission - Tim Nuttall and Pam Mosedale

May 19, 2020

Part 2 in our series on infection control: organisms of concern and modes of transmission by:

  • Dr Tim Nuttall: RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Advisor; Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh; and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor
  • Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

Download the accompanying presentation and transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

Listen to Part 1: Infection control and biosecurity during COVID-19.

CPD: 1 hour

Mike Steele - Age at first calving in dairy cows: which months do you aim for to maximise productivity?

Mike Steele - Age at first calving in dairy cows: which months do you aim for to maximise productivity?

May 5, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Mike discusses the age at first calving in order to maximise milk yield, minimize risk of non-voluntary culling and optimize fertility. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The Knowledge Sessions: The clinical benefits of corporatisation - Rachel Dean and Ulrika Gronlund

The Knowledge Sessions: The clinical benefits of corporatisation - Rachel Dean and Ulrika Gronlund

May 5, 2020

Rachel Dean of VetPartners and Ulrika Gronlund of AniCura share views and experiences of the clinical benefits of corporatisation - capturing and sharing data and knowledge at scale, quality improvement approaches, benefits for the animal owner, and more.

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

CPD: 45 mins

Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

May 1, 2020

Chaired by Dan Tipney, VetLed, the panel featuring Louise Northway, Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre; Alison Thomas, Blue Cross; Pam Mosedale, RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board; and Richard Byrne, West Bar Hospital, discuss their experience of quality improvement in practice.

Areas of discussion include topics to start with, how to record, tips to engage your team, as well as the benefits and barriers they have experienced.

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This session was recorded at SPVS VMG Congress, Newport in January 2020, as part of the Quality Improvement stream.

 CPD: 75 minutes