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… read more →
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… read more →
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,… read more →
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… read more →
Automated disinfection of your ultrasound probes improves workflow and standardizes the disinfection process. While automated reprocessing of endoscopes has been available for a while, automation in probe disinfection is relatively… read more →