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Simon Clare

Research and Practice Development Director, The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice

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Case Studies

Intravenous (IV) access, both peripheral and central, is an integral part of the patient care pathways for diagnosing and treating cancer. Patients receiving systemic anticancer treatment (SACT) are...

How to improve aseptic technique to reduce bloodstream infection during vascular access procedures

‘Sets of evidence-based practices that, when implemented collectively, improve the reliability of their delivery and improve patient outcomes. [They] contribute to infection prevention, reduce...

Best practice skin antisepsis for insertion of peripheral catheters

Notwithstanding concern regarding unnecessary insertion, recent research has highlighted the under-reported risks posed by the placement and management of PIVCs including inadequate technique for skin...

How widely has ANTT been adopted in NHS hospitals and community care organisations in England and Scotland?

ANTT is a clinical practice framework for the education, practice and research of the critical clinical competency of aseptic technique. Based on a novel concept of Key-Part and Key-Site Protection,...

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