Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) Clinical Practice Framework

Recorded On: 06/16/2021

The INS Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (the Standards) has introduced a new, dedicated standard for aseptic technique which features the original, internationally used, and explicitly defined ANTT® Clinical Practice Framework. Originated by Stephen Rowley and defined by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), ANTT® is a specific type of aseptic technique with a unique theory and Clinical Practice Framework. The Framework is designed for use with all invasive clinical procedures and management of indwelling medical devices in all patients. During this presentation, we will learn the fundamentals of the ANTT Framework, the new INS Standard for ANTT, and how to implement ANTT into your daily practice and organization.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, learners will be able to: 

  1. Describe the essentials of the ANTT Framework
  2. Verbalize the components of the new 2021 INS Standard for ANTT
  3. Describe how to apply the principles of ANTT into practice


Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RGN, RSCN

Clinical Director

Association for Safe Aseptic Practice

Stephen Rowley is the originator of the Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) Clinical Practice Framework. As Clinical Director of the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the United Kingdom, Mr. Rowley has led the ongoing development and dissemination of ANTT® globally. Developed in the late 1990s, ANTT® is used in more than 25 countries and is rapidly becoming the international standard framework and competency platform for aseptic technique. Working closely with health care organizations and governments internationally, Mr. Rowley has helped realize significant improvements in aseptic practice and championed the reduction of health care-associated infection. His peer reviewed publications are widely read and cited.

Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RGN

Research and Practice Development Director

The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP

Simon Clare is Research and Practice Development Director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP). A former visiting lecturer and module leader at City University in London, he is also currently the Practice Development Lead for Haematology at University College Hospital in London (UCLH); having previously worked at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas. For the past 15 years he has been working with the ANTT® programme; developing resources, teaching, and presenting in the United Kingdom and around the world.

CRNI® RUs: This session has been approved for 1 CRNI® recertification unit and meets the non INS Meeting criteria.

Contact Hours: This session has been approved for 1 contact hour

Expiration date for receipt of contact hours: June 16, 2024

To receive contact hours for this educational activity, you are required to attend the entire educational activity and complete the evaluation.

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