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Beth Bint
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Hi Lincoln

I like it!

Beth

Beth Bint

Clinical Nurse Consultant | Infection Management and Control Service
Level 1 Lawson House, Wollongong Hospital 2500, NSW
Tel. 02 4222 5869 | Fax. 02 4222 5367 | beth.bint@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion [mailto:AICALIST@AICALIST.ORG.AU] On Behalf Of Jackie Miley
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 5:18 PM
To: AICALIST@AICALIST.ORG.AU
Subject: Re: Aseptic non-touch technique Acronym

HI Lincoln,
This has potential !
Well done

Jackie

Jackie Miley MSc, PG Cert Public Health, Cert Infection Control, Dip Rn.

Senior Lecturer Infection Prevention and Control & Continuing Professional Development
Course Leader MSc Infection Prevention and Control
Course Leader Short Course Infection Prevention & Control

Oxford Brookes University
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Jack Straw’s Lane
Marston
Oxford OX3 0FL

jmiley@brookes.ac.uk

On 6 June 2012 07:59, Fowler, Lincoln <Lincoln.Fowler@health.wa.gov.au> wrote:
Hi John
Assuming the acronym is to promote using the correct steps I would suggest: LOCATE
L: Location of procedure
O: Order of procedure
C: Cleaning and disinfection
A: Aseptic field established
T: Technique non-touch
(E: evaluate performace)

The last is to encourage reflective practice.
Perhaps someone can dream up something better based on this.
Cheers
Lincoln Fowler / Infection Control / CACH
Department of Health
Telephone: +61 8 9224 1407 / Fax: +61 8 9224 1612
Mobile: 0467 771 233
E: Lincoln.Fowler@health.wa.gov.au
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Delivering a Healthy WA

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From: ACIPC Infexion Connexion [mailto:AICALIST@aicalist.org.au] On Behalf Of John Ferguson
Sent: Monday, 4 June 2012 9:46 AM
To: AICALIST@aicalist.org.au
Subject: Aseptic non-touch technique
Importance: High

Dear Aicalist members,

As you will know, the new ACSQHC Safety and Quality Standards include these (stretch) requirements:
3.10 Developing and implementing protocols for aseptic non-touch technique
3.10.1 The clinical workforce is trained in aseptic nontouch technique
3.10.2 Compliance with aseptic non-touch technique is regularly audited
3.10.3 Action is taken to increase compliance with the aseptic non-touch technique protocols
It is quite a challenge to put in place a system that goes across all practitioners as I’m sure you know!

The resources attached are available from UK (we have them on order).

The Commission would be interested to know about programs around the country that have developed ANTT policies and procedures.
Has anyone started regular auditing (other than say for CL insertion)? If so would you please share your audit tool(s)?
What examples of action taken to increase compliance do you have?
Have people had experience with the above UK resources?

In Hunter New England, in addition to central line insertion, we’ve chosen to focus on IV insertion, wound dressing and IV medication preparation as our initial procedures to codify and audit. We already do skills lab training for IV inserters.

We’ve also been throwing around the following guiding principles list for ANTT – would welcome your comments! Could we perhaps come up with a natty acronym for these 5 ‘moments’ of ANTT?

Aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) : core principles of practice

1. WHERE TO PERFORM the physical environment for the procedure- where should it be performed; what are the situations where it should not be performed?
2. SEQUENCING the most efficient and safest sequencing of procedure preparation and performance needs to be known by the operator and followed closely
3. DISINFECTION- Hands, procedure trolley and the patient procedure site; correct disinfectant, method of application and avoidance of recontamination
4. ESTABLISH AND PROTECT ASEPTIC FIELDS sterile drapes, plastic trays, sterile glove use, correct procedure sequencing and performance
5. NON-TOUCH PROCEDURE TECHNIQUE specific to the procedure

Thanks!

John

Dr John Ferguson
Chair, Healthcare Infection Advisory Committee, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare
Locked Bag 1, Newcastle Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Tel 61 2 4921 4444 | Fax 61 2 4921 4440 | Mob +61 428 885 573 | john.ferguson@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au | http://www.hicsiganz.org

From: Stephen Rowley ANTT [mailto:stephen.rowley@antt.org.uk]
Sent: Monday, 4 June 2012 1:57 AM
To: John Ferguson
Subject: Re: Purchase of ANTT package
Importance: High

Dear John,

Thank you for your email and sorry for the slow response. We will post you the ANTT Guideline CD which includes ANTT Audit Tools and the ANTT Practice Framework to the address provided.

To implement ANTT effectively it is important to blend education with practical training. To support this, The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) provides ANTT Accredited training resources to help support training and implementation. The Implementation Pack includes all the resources required to implement ANTT across a large organisation.

We charge a small amount for these resources to help support the ongoing development of ANTT resources. I have attached the Resource List along with a information sheet.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Best regards
Pat

Patricia Fernandes
Administrator and PA to:
Stephen Rowley

Clinical Director ANTT
stephen.rowley@antt.org.uk
http://www.antt.org.uk
+44 (0)7739 000597

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