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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Aseptic Non Touch Technique ANTT

When accessing any vascular access device you must always use ANTT

Always wash hands effectively

Never contaminate key parts/key areas

Touch non-key parts with confidence

Take appropriate infection control precautions


The key principle to preventing infection is to maintain the asepsis of key parts/sites.

Key parts – any part of the device which will come into direct contact with the patients bloodstream.

Key sites – insertion and exit sites

The key parts can be protected by the use of micro fields such as syringe wrappers.

There is no need for the use of sterile dressing packs or sterile gloves.



Last Updated: 25 May 2021