Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Incorrect representation of aseptic techniques
  1. Alan F Merry1,
  2. Derryn A Gargiulo,
  3. Janie Sheridan,
  4. Craig S Webster,
  5. Simon Swift,
  6. Jane Torrie,
  7. Jennifer Weller,
  8. Kaylene Henderson,
  9. Jacqueline A Hannam
  1. 1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to Professor Alan F Merry, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand; a.merry{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

We read with interest the recent article by Suvikas-Peltonen et al1 reviewing 26 studies of which 12 concerned incorrect practices that led to microbial contamination. Our study ‘Anaesthetic drug administration as a potential contributor to healthcare-associated infections: a prospective simulation-based evaluation of aseptic techniques in the administration of anaesthetic drugs’2 was one of the 12 reviewed articles. We would like to clarify …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

Linked Articles