Aseptic Techniques

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Rising levels of health care associated infection (HCAI) have gained prominence in the media and in politics, leading to great public concern. All NHS organisations are required to put infection prevention and control at the heart of good management and clinical practice.

Having completed this e-learning course, learners will understand what an aseptic technique is, what circumstances the technique should be used in and the reasons why. They should also be able to apply the principles learnt in this course into practice.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Explain the reason for an aseptic technique
  • Describe the need for standard precaution
  • Interpret the principles of an aseptic technique
  • Decide when to carry out an aseptic technique versus clean technique
  • Apply principles to Practice
  • Define the main elements of infection prevention control


Lesson Plan


Areas covered include:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Overview of asepsis and understanding the principles
  • Aseptic technique
  • Clean technique
  • Aseptic verses clean technique
  • Hazards
  • Summary



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at healthcare workers in NHS organisations, though the information is applicable to anyone working in the healthcare sector in general.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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