Healthcare acquired infections (HAI)
result in significant mortality and morbidity internationally.
It is estimated
that 30 per cent of HCAIs are preventable. Due to the invasive
nature of clinical procedures involving aseptic technique, health
care workers are inherently a significant vector of infection.
Of course, health care professionals do
not set out to harm patients during clinical procedures, quite the
contrary. But the risk that health care professionals pose is
significant and needs to be minimized as much as is practically
Considering the many years that aseptic
technique has been established, actual practice is remarkably
undefined and unstandardized.
As a consequence, the effectiveness of
aseptic technique and practice has commonly been substandard and is
accepted as a significant cause of health care acquired
ANTT was the first contemporary
comprehensive practice framework for aseptic technique. It
addresses the historical weaknesses that have inhibited
It provides health care workers with a
logical practice framework which promotes safe and efficient