G_IPC_44 Asepsis, Non Touch Technique and Clean Techniques
IC008 Infection Prevention & Control Guideline - Asepsis, Non Touch Technique and Clean Techniques
Sepsis can be described as a toxic condition brought about by the multiplication of pathogenic bacteria and their products (Pritchard and Mallett 1992). In order to prevent sepsis occurring, all measure must be taken to prevent cross infection.
Aseptic technique, Non touch technique and clean technique should be implemented during any invasive procedure that bypasses the body's natural defences, e.g. the skin and in some cases mucous membranes, or when handling or manipulating equipment such as intravenous cannulae and urinary catheters that are to be used, or have been used during these procedures.
Purpose of the guidance:
- Re-enforce the importance of aseptic, non touch and clean techniques,
- Provide evidence on how aseptic, non touch and clean techniques can be achieved,
- Prevent the occurrence of local and / or systemic infection.
Key personnel responsibilities: The Infection Prevention and Control Team will provide:
- Day to day advice and support to the staff of the Lincolnshire Community Health Services in relation to aseptic, non touch and clean techniques,
- Provide educational support on the guidance where deemed necessary,
- Review the guidance where indicated.