What’s the problem? As the steps to reprocess medical devices using high-level disinfection increase and the population of patients imaged increases, non-compliance in the disinfection process increases proportionately. In 2014,… read more →
Different diagnostic imaging technologies, consolidated and emerging, can nowadays be applied to breast district: Mammography, Breast Tomosynthesis, Ductography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging dedicated to breast, Automated Breast Ultrasound Systems with the patient in supine or prone position and Molecular Breast Imaging.
When ultrasound is used for point-of-care needle guided procedures, including vascular access or regional anesthesia, it is recommended by the FDA and the CDC that a single-use, disposable probe cover… read more →
Patient safety and maintaining The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation standards are two of the most important (if not THE most important) objectives of today’s healthcare administrators and practitioners. However, they… read more →
Introducing Automated Disinfection Systems for Ultrasound Transducers With the steady growth of ultrasound combined with an increasing awareness of infection control practices, medical device manufacturers have recently developed automated reprocessors… read more →
Understand how to properly store ultrasound probes to protect the transducer, prevent re-contamination, and maintain Joint Commission compliance with the CIVCO Guidelines Blog.
Since their introduction more than three decades ago, mechanical needle guides have been used to assist clinicians in the accuracy of placing needles for a variety of procedures such as… read more →
While selecting the appropriate probe cover for your ultrasound examination may seem a rather simple task, there are several key points to consider in the process. Let’s start by deciding… read more →
We continue sharing ultrasound probe cleaning guidelines in part two of our “Top Tips for High-Level Disinfection in Ultrasound” series. If you missed the first edition, you can read part… read more →