Perform hand hygiene

Wipe a clean tray or use cannula pack

Gather equipment

Perform hand hygiene

Open equipment protect key sites I.e. syringe hubs, cannula

prepare flush and extension set ensuring key parts are protected from contamination at all times

Patient Zone

Determine site and apply tourniquet preferably disposable otherwise clean before applying

Perform hand hygiene

Apply non sterile gloves, asepsis is maintained if key parts are not touched

Clean skin with chlorhexidine alcohol swab, allow to dry.

Once dry insert cannula ensuring tip and site of entry are not touched

Flush cannula ensure tip of syringe and hub of cannula are not touched. Disinfect with chlorhexidine alcohol swab if touched

Attach extension tubing maintaining non touch to key parts

Discard sharps into sharps container


Remove glove perform hand hygiene

Discard all used equipment as per policy. Wipe down trolley if used

Perform hand hygiene

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.