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 →
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… 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.
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 →
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… read more →
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 an increasing awareness of infection control practices, medical device manufacturers have recently developed automated reprocessors for… read more →
The Joint Commission issued guidelines on storage for semi-critical devices in 2013: