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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.