Episode 37: March 6, 2019 - ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique, Part 1
Noticing variability in clinical aseptic technique practices? Learn about standardizing clinical practice in a discussion with Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare.
Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN
Association for Aseptic Technique (ANTT)
Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN, is clinical director for the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) and the originator of the ANTT Clinical Practice Framework. Mr. Rowley leads the ASAP, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with a global purview. Working closely with organizations and governments around the world, he has helped realize improvements in aseptic practice and health care-associated infections. His peer-reviewed publications are widely cited, and as a leading expert on aseptic technique he lectures internationally.
Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN
The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP)
Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN, is the research and practice development director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice. He has been a registered nurse for 28 years and a clinical nurse specialist for 15 years. His background is in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and he has worked at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at University College London Hospitals. A former visiting lecturer at City, University of London and member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation research group, Mr. Clare was a joint winner of the 2008 Nursing Times award for infection control nursing.
ANTT- an International Standard for Safe Aseptic Technique
• Stephen Rowley, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RSCN, Clinical Director of the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice and originator of ANTT®
• Simon Clare, MRes, BA, RN, Research and Practice Development Director at The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice
Invasive clinical procedures pose infection risks for patients in all care settings. It is imperative that health care workers employ standardized practice protocols for all invasive procedures. INS podcast guests Stephen Rowley and Simon Clare will discuss the importance of aseptic non-touch technique (ANTT) and will share their work with the Association for Safe Aseptic Practice.