Aseptic Technique in Wound Care



Wound dressings aim to promote healing and reduce infection risk for patients, however, this can only be achieved by practising with an aseptic technique.

Aseptic technique is an infection control measure, which helps to reduce the presence of pathogenic organisms coming in contact with a wound.

Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to provide wound care in line with an aseptic technique that is current, to ensure best patient outcomes. This video provides an explanation of aseptic technique, details on the guiding Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) framework, and further details on where to find latest clinical guidelines.

For more information on aspetic technique, visit:

  1. Aseptic Non Touch Technique [Internet]. [place unknown]: ANTT; 2018 [cited 2020 May 28]. Available from:
  2. Wounds Australia. Application of aseptic technique in wound dressing procedure: A consensus document. Cambridge Media: Osborne Park, WA; 2018.
  3. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. 2nd ed. Sydney: ACSQHC; 2017.
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First Published03 June 2020
Updated02 June 2020
29 June 2025
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