How would you use a free storage trolley?

As I write this, the London Vet Show is less than three weeks away. For those going (and I hope that’s a large proportion of you), the sheer volume of CPD on offer (over 100 hours) might seem overwhelming but it’s important that you don’t forget to pay at least one visit to the exhibition …
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A Very Lucky Winner

In July 2013, we ran a competition with Vetsonline, offering the winner one of our popular single column storage trolleys. Mrs AnnMarie Ritchie, RVN, Head Nurse at Boyce & Houston Vets was the lucky winner. She proudly shows off her prize. We contacted her to find out what she planned to do with the trolley …
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Cross Contamination: what’s to be done?

No matter how thorough and regular a cleaning regimen you implement, there will always be time for micro-organisms to latch onto surfaces. Then there is the issue of cross contamination; bacteria, moulds and viruses blown onto those surfaces not in direct contact with the original source of contamination can be transferred by otherwise clean hands onto surfaces elsewhere in the practice.
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Keeping Dangerous Drugs under Lock and Key

We all know that Dangerous Drugs need to be locked away when not in use, and that we need to keep proper records of what’s been bought, and what’s been used, but how many of us are using lockable storage that’s really fit for purpose?
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Infection Control: Towards a Germ-free Environment

I’m writing this on a hot summer’s day, and thinking about ALE. As an acronym, that is. Your storage system may be Accessible – everyone can reach everything, and the most commonly used items are to hand with the minimum of bending and stretching. It may be Logical – items are stored according to a …
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Designing the perfect storage solution for your practice: from the outset

Moving premises? Starting from scratch? Inspired by others’ entries in the BVHA Design Awards, or just had enough of the layout in your old place? Whether you’re planning a refurbishment of your practice buildings, the conversion of an existing property to fit its new veterinary role, or the construction of a completely new building, it’s …
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Introducing Gratnells Vet Video Diaries

Gratnells Vet Video Diaries are all about showing vets in action, as they share their expertise on best practice. This is your chance to be in the spotlight for a few minutes of fame, as you demonstrate just what you’re great at. We welcome tips from all Gratnells Veterinary customers:
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Storage for Veterinary Bandaging Supplies

When there is a dressing emergency, or a scheduled bandage change, keep everything to hand in a dressings trolley with a place for everything. This makes easy access to required bandages, splints, gauze, padding and adhesive bandages. It also makes restocking simple: pull out each tray, spot the gaps, and refill them.
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Welcome to the Blog for Veterinary Storage Best Practice

Do endoscopes hang on the back of doors side-by-side with spare scrub-tops? Do stethoscopes get draped over drawer handles? Do boxes of rarely-used antibiotics gather dust at the backs of cupboards or shelves, until they’re needed urgently: only for someone to find they went out of date three days ago? Or do you have a …
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