ANTT

ASEPTIC NON TOUCH TECHNIQUE (ANTT)

Aseptic non touch technique (ANTT) is a standardised technique that is used during clinical procedures to maintain an environment that is free from contamination caused by harmful bacteria, viruses, or other micro- organisms.

Aseptic technique is the most commonly performed critical infection prevention competency in healthcare. However, poor standards of aseptic technique have been widely recognised as a significant factor in health care associated infections. ANTT has become the most widely used standard in healthcare internationally and is the foundation for prevention of infection.

Oxford Day Surgery is involved in the ANTT Initiative. All clinical staff members at Oxford Day Surgery complete an annual ANTT Learning Package and we currently have 100% compliance with this education.

Observational audits are conducted regularly and Oxford Day Surgery consistantly achieves above 85%.

For more information visit the ANTT website antt.org or ask an Oxford Day Surgery staff member.