Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)AAseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)EnglishOther;Other(diagnostic imaging, bloodwork, picc line, procedures�.)Child (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-03-18T04:00:00ZStephanie Chu, RN, BScN, MN57.40000000000009.20000000000000590.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and sterile technique and the principles you should follow when doing an aseptic procedure for CVL/PICC dressing and cap changes.</p><h2>What is the aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)?</h2><p>Aseptic means doing a procedure in a clean way to avoid germs that cause infections. The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is used for CVL/PICC dressing and cap changes. This technique will help to prevent introducing germs, which may cause infection in the CVL/PICC.</p><p>There are four actions which help promote safe ANTT.</p><ol><li>Handwashing</li><li>Using an aseptic field</li><li>Using non-touch technique</li><li>Preventing cross-contamination</li></ol><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is used to prevent infection during dressing and cap changes.</li><li>It is important to maintain an environment that is as clean as possible while performing an aseptic procedure. </li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)3391.00000000000Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)AEnglishOther;Other(diagnostic imaging, bloodwork, picc line, procedures�.)Child (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-03-18T04:00:00ZStephanie Chu, RN, BScN, MN57.40000000000009.20000000000000590.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and sterile technique and the principles you should follow when doing an aseptic procedure for CVL/PICC dressing and cap changes.</p><h2>What is the aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)?</h2><p>Aseptic means doing a procedure in a clean way to avoid germs that cause infections. The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is used for CVL/PICC dressing and cap changes. This technique will help to prevent introducing germs, which may cause infection in the CVL/PICC.</p><p>There are four actions which help promote safe ANTT.</p><ol><li>Handwashing</li><li>Using an aseptic field</li><li>Using non-touch technique</li><li>Preventing cross-contamination</li></ol><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>The aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) is used to prevent infection during dressing and cap changes.</li><li>It is important to maintain an environment that is as clean as possible while performing an aseptic procedure. </li></ul><h2>1. Handwashing</h2><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3392&language=English">Wash hands</a> using soap and water before starting procedures, between procedure steps and after procedure is finished.</li><li>Use <a href="/Article?contentid=3392&language=English">gloves</a> where required.</li></ul><h2>2. Using an aseptic field</h2><ul><li>Ensure that you use a clean, dedicated surface for all procedures.</li><li>All materials must be kept dry as moisture allows for the growth of bacteria.</li><li>If the dressing becomes wet, it must be replaced with a new dressing.</li><li>If supplies become wet during storage, they must be discarded.</li><li>You must wear a mask whenever you are doing a procedure, as bacteria from your nose and mouth may spread.</li><li>Anyone participating in the procedure must also wear a mask, including your child.</li><li>If your child cannot wear a mask, you must keep their head turned away from the <a href="/article?contentid=52&language=English">CVL</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=1012&language=English">PICC</a>.</li></ul><h2>3. Using non-touch technique</h2><ul><li>A sterile item becomes contaminated (has germs on it) when it comes in contact with a non-sterile object. For example, if a sterile glove touches the table surface, it is no longer sterile, and a new pair of gloves must be put on.</li><li>If you are not sure whether a recently aseptically prepared area has been contaminated, it is safest to re-clean it.</li><li>The outside of any packaging that covers sterile contents are not considered sterile. This includes edges of wrappers on sterile packages or caps on solutions.</li></ul><h2>4. Preventing cross-contamination</h2><ul><li>Close the windows and door of the room in which you are performing any aseptic procedure. Blowing air may bring germs onto your aseptic area.</li><li>Other actions, such as proper handwashing and the use of non-touch technique help prevent cross-contamination.</li></ul><h2>Other important information</h2><h3>Using the right cleaning technique solution is very important</h3><ul><li>To clean objects such as tubing and caps, use >70% isopropyl alcohol large swaps or solution.</li><li>To clean skin, use 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG )with 70% isopropyl alcohol sponge/solution or 10% povidone-iodine solution (also called Betadine). Scrub the skin using a back-and-forth motion for 30 seconds.</li><li>Multi-use bottles of solution must have a small amount of their contents "wasted" (poured out) beforehand to clear the tract (bottleneck) before each use.</li></ul><h3>For cleaning solutions to be effective you will need to actively scrub the item or skin for 15-30 seconds, and allow it to air dry for at least two minutes</h3><ul><li>Watch the clock or use a timer to time scrubbing and drying times, instead of counting out the seconds. We often count faster than we think.</li><li>Proper friction and time for the solution to dry are the two ways microorganisms are removed.</li><li>Do not fan to dry as this may introduce bacteria into the clean area.</li></ul>Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT)False