Intravenous literature: Ingram, P. and Murdoch, M.F. (2009) Aseptic non-touch technique in intravenous therapy. Nursing Standard. 3;24(8):49-57; quiz 58, 60.
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.