Aseptic non-touch technique in intravenous therapy
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Aseptic non-touch technique in intravenous therapy

Paula Ingram Senior practitioner, Clinical skills, The Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Marianne Fairley Murdoch Practice development nurse (intravenous therapy), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

A lack of understanding of aseptic practice can lead to confusion and poor performance of the technique. This article explains the principles of surgical aseptic technique and aseptic non-touch technique in relation to intravenous therapy, and outlines the nurse’s role and responsibilities when carrying out the procedure.

Nursing Standard. 24, 8,49-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.10.24.8.49.c7362

Correspondence

paula.ingram@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review