The process of high-level disinfecting transesophageal (TEE) probes has unique challenges compared to disinfecting endocavity probes. Below are some of the key tips to remember when disinfecting TEE transducers.
Introducing Automated Disinfection Systems for Ultrasound Transducers With the steady growth of ultrasound and increasing awareness of infection control practices, medical device manufacturers have recently developed automated reprocessors for ultrasound […]
In recent years, proper storage of ultrasound probes has fallen under the increased scrutiny of compliance surveyors. The Joint Commission (TJC) solidified safe storage practices in 2013 when they issued […]
The Joint Commission issued guidelines on storage for semi-critical devices in 2013:
If your facility’s goals are to improve patient safety, ensure compliance and extend the life of your transesophageal (TEE) transducers, then performing an electrical leak test on your TEE probes […]
When it comes to disinfecting transesophageal (TEE) probes, the process can be more challenging than other endocavity probes. Let’s touch on some of the key highlights here.
According to The Joint Commission (TJC), the second most commonly cited area for noncompliance in hospitals in 2015 has been related to ‘the reduction of infection risk from equipment, devices, […]
While attending a radiology conference, we met an ultrasound manager who shared an experience from her last inspection when objections were raised about her transducer storage system. She kindly shared […]
New HLD disinfectants, such as hydrogen peroxide-based HLDs, have emerged that offer some distinct benefits and thus merit review.
As new technologies emerge for disinfection of ultrasound probes, it’s timely to restate the critical importance of pre-cleaning before you disinfect. In short, pre-cleaning is essential, whether you high-level disinfect […]