In this reflection I am going to discuss a procedure that I have carried out whilst I have been on placement and the importance of infection control using the Aspetic Non Touch Technique (ANTT). The procedure I am going to discuss is a dressing change to a leg ulcer which took place during a routine home visit with the community nurse. I am going to use Gibbs Model of Reflection (1988), to reflect on the experience and evaluate my thoughts and feelings of the procedure, and to outline what I have gained from the experience for my future practice.
After observing my mentor and other nurses performing various dressing changes using the Aseptic Non Touch technique (ANTT), and practicing the procedure …show more content…
The Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines issued by the LCHS (Appendix 7) outlines the indications for when the clinically clean technique can be used as opposed to the Aseptic Technique. This includes the application of dressings to wounds such as leg ulcers and pressure sores within the patients’ own homes. As I was within the patient’s home and performing a dressing change on a leg ulcer, I was within the guidelines for clinically clean techniques.
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