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 […]
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 […]
Given the need to implement best practices for high-level disinfection in ultrasound, we’ve assembled our most popular disinfection blogs for your convenience at the CIVCO Guidelines Blog. These educational tips […]
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, […]