To see all protocols that comply with the WHO Essential Medicine List 

This resource provides guidance on how to safely undertake the procedure. Institutional practice may vary in accordance with local policy.

Only health care professionals who have attained competency (as per institutional guidelines) should perform this procedure.

Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) used for this procedure is Surgical-ANTT®.r

Surgical-ANTT® is a framework and management approach for more technically challenging or longer procedures with numerous Key-Parts and Key-Sites. The aim is to maintain asepsis of all Key-Parts and Key-Sites using standard precautions (e.g., hand hygiene and sterile gloves) and Critical Aseptic Field management (e.g., sterile drape, dressing pack).

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27 Nov 2022