Hand hygiene is mandatory before any septic procedure. It is imperative that the procedure area is free of contaminants and microorganisms that may be detrimental to human health. Disinfection of the process of destroying pathogens. An example of this process is to use alcohol wipes.
Make sure to thoroughly rub and cleanse hands and make sure that the soap reaches even the smallest part of the hand. Rinse and repeat. Using a wooden stick, clean your nails. Again, rinse your hands with running water. Make sure your hands are totally dry.
I.v. catheter insertion-rationale: caregivers must use surgical asepsis when performing wound care or any procedure that involves entering a sterile body cavity or breaking skin integrity. to achieve surgical asepsis, objects must be sterilized or kept free of all pathogens. because inserting an i.v. catheter disrupts skin integrity and involves entry into a sterile cavity (a vein), surgical asepsis is required. hand washing ensures medical asepsis or clean technique to prevent the spread of infection. the gi tract isnt sterile; therefore, irrigating a nasogastric tube or a colostomy requires only clean technique.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: safety and infection controlcognitive level: comprehensionreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 533.