What we do
The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) works to improve standards and effectiveness of aseptic technique in clinical practice. It’s founder, Stephen Rowley, originated Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT), and the Association now oversees the ongoing development and dissemination of ANTT globally
Ineffective standards of aseptic technique are a significant cause of preventable healthcare acquired infection (HAI). The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (ASAP) works to improve standards of aseptic technique in clinical practice. It achieves this by overseeing the ongoing development and dissemination of Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT), a unique, standardized approach to aseptic practice that has been shown to support the reduction of healthcare acquired infection. As a result, ANTT has become the de facto national standard aseptic technique in England, Australia and Wales and is now used in over 30 countries and is rapidly expanding.
The Association supports patient safety through ANTT® education, training, clinical practice, research, quality assurance and advising industry. We are based in the UK and work internationally through a global network of committed professionals.
The Association for Safe Aseptic Practice is a non profit clinical organisation run by run by clinicians to support clinicians to provide effective aseptic technique to patients. Donors wishing to support the ongoing development & dissemination of ANTT may support this work through The ANTT Fund, UCLH Charity, registered charity number 229771 via: enquiries @antt.org
Clinical Director - The-ASAP / ANTT
Stephen originated the ANTT Clinical Practice Framework. He now leads the development and dissemination of ANTT, advising and lecturing on ANTT internationally
Because ANTT is designed for all invasive clinical procedures, in all settings, we have a large voluntary international advisory board of health care experts and patients who we seek advice and collaboration. ANTT wouldn’t be what it is today without their ongoing expertise and help to improve patient safety. Our Advisory Panel includes…
Professor Peter Wilson - Microbiologist UK
Vicky Treacy-Wong - OCA Nursing Lead Médecins Sans Frontières
Dr Anthony Colantonio - Anaethetist - USA
Michelle Devries - Epidemiologist - USA
Professor Amanda Ullman - (Avatar) Australia
Dr Tricia Kliedon - Researcher, Avatar - Australia
Laura Ludman - Infection Preventionist UK
Martin Kiernon - Infection Preventionist, Gama UK
Susan Maqueen - Infection Preventionist - Past President of IPS UK
Andrew Barton - Central Venous Access Specialist, President NIVAS UK
Liz Simcock - Central Venous Access Specialist - UK
We have a large international membership. These fantastic health care professionals keep us informed of real life practice issues and constantly ask us ANTT questions (which we are addicted too, so don’t stop them coming). We play our part by NOT sharing personal details with any third parties, and by emailing our membership just occasionally with information about ANTT, such as conferences, training days or new guidance. To become an ANTT member simply complete this very short form.
We are based in London, UK and have an international network. Let’s keep it simple in the first instance, please email us at email@example.com. We can then happily support you via email, telephone, video-conference or even face to face, remember that?