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Aseptic Non Touch Technique 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.