With a heightened regulatory and quality focus on ensuring accurate and consistent record-keeping, it is important to automate and standardize how your department tracks critical disinfection information in every way possible.
The Joint Commission (TJC) was founded in 1951, with an inspiring vision to transform how people experience healthcare across all settings. In this new era, The Joint Commission would evaluate […]
A previous blog post took you through the necessary steps for cleaning ultrasound transducers in How to Clean an Ultrasound Probe. Cleaning is a fundamental step that cannot be skipped before you […]
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, […]
In 2017, The Joint Commission released new data showing that 72% of hospitals seeking accreditation last year failed to meet infection control Standard IC.02.02.01: “The hospital reduces the risk of […]
Understand how to properly store ultrasound probes to protect the transducer, prevent re-contamination, and maintain Joint Commission compliance with the CIVCO Guidelines Blog.
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.