Point of care ultrasound - assess how to reduce infection risk

Posted by Nanosonics on Apr 5, 2019 10:21:41 AM

Watch Video - Help guide your decision making in minimizing infection risk when using surface probes  (time 31:32 mins)

  

 

The rapid expansion of ultrasound has brought great benefit to patients, however, there are some patient safety challenges to navigate. This session will review ultrasound needle guidance and help guide your decision making in minimizing infection risk when using surface probes at point of care.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, Spaulding Classification in ultrasound, ultrasound, POCUS, Ultrasound Surface probes

Reduce Risk of Ultrasound Probe Cross Infection and Save Time

Posted by Nanosonics on Mar 20, 2019 10:16:27 PM

Implementation of trophon®2 Reduces Probe Cleaning and Disinfection Time by Nearly 85 Percent 

Since adopting trophon®2, we are significantly more effective at high level disinfection throughout our facility. Equally as important, our sonographers’ confidence in their ability to eliminate the risks of infection transmission has been raised exponentially..

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Ultrasound probe a critical instrument, taceability ultrasound, Save Time In Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

Why customers choose trophon!

Posted by Nanosonics on Mar 14, 2019 2:35:00 PM

Why customers choose trophon® as their automated high level disinfection system for reprocessing ultrasound probes

Many decisions in life are hard, but selecting a high level disinfection (HLD) system for reprocessing ultrasound probes could not be easier. trophon is the safe, flexible and simple way to prevent ultrasound probe cross-infection risk and is becoming the new standard in ultrasound probe reprocessing. Here are the top 10 reasons why so many customers choose trophon!

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Infection Prevention

Risk of Ultrasound Probe Cross Infection

Posted by Nanosonics on Mar 7, 2019 10:03:10 PM

Patient Safety and Full Compliance are Top Priorities at Advanced Menstrual Care Center

Convenient, High Level Disinfection (HLD) with trophon®2 has simplified Dr. Tucker’s workflow and added a level of protection he hasn’t had before. Soaking ultrasound probes outside of the patient care area was logistically difficult, time-consuming and involved multiple steps and quality control measures. With trophon2, point-of-care probe reprocessing eliminates the need to transport the probes to a centralized area, reducing the risk of recontamination.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Ultrasound probe a critical instrument, taceability ultrasound, Save Time In Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

Save Time In Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

Posted by Nanosonics on Mar 3, 2019 2:38:39 PM

Innovative Technology Offers Efficient, High Level Probes Disinfection Estimated to Save Hundreds of Hours of Time

The implementation of the trophon technology, along with process changes, cut the time to clean and disinfect probes by 37.5 percent. “For every probe reprocessed, we save five minutes,” she explains. “If you multiply this savings by the 10,000 probes we handle annually, we are saving over 833 hours each year!”

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Topics: Ultrasound probe a critical instrument, Save Time In Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

Challenges in Ultrasound Probe Traceability

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 28, 2018 4:55:59 PM

Watch Video - Challenges in Ultrasound Probe Traceability - What to Consider (time 2:05 mins)

SDMS 2018 12 Traceability workflows

Traceability is essential for the reprocessing and use of semi-critical and critical ultrasound probes, and the regulatory requirements will be reviewed as part of managing the expansion of ultrasound throughout healthcare. By implementing this knowledge and information, infections can be prevented protecting patients and sonographers.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, ultrasound, taceability ultrasound

Traceability Workflow for Ultrasound probes

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 28, 2018 4:26:59 PM

Watch Video - Automated traceability workflow for endocavitary probes (time 2:05 mins)

SDMS 2018 11 Traceability for Ultrasound

Traceability is essential for the reprocessing and use of semi-critical and critical ultrasound probes, and the regulatory requirements will be reviewed as part of managing the expansion of ultrasound throughout healthcare. By implementing this knowledge and information, infections can be prevented protecting patients and sonographers.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, ultrasound, taceability ultrasound

Why do we need to trace reusable ultrasound probes - Patient Safety

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 6:50:34 PM

Watch Video - Traceability protects your patients and your institution(time 1:28 mins) 

SDMS 2018 Nanosonics Symposium 9 need to trace devices

Traceability is essential for the reprocessing and use of semi-critical and critical ultrasound probes, and the regulatory requirements will be reviewed as part of managing the expansion of ultrasound throughout healthcare. By implementing this knowledge and information, infections can be prevented protecting patients and sonographers.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, ultrasound

Ultrasound Infection Prevention Toolkit - Helpful Tips

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 6:27:12 PM

Watch Video - Ultrasound Infection Prevention Toolkit - Helpful Tips (time 3:05 mins) 

SDMS 2018  8 Tools to Help

The rapid expansion of ultrasound has brought great benefit to patients, however, there are some patient safety challenges to navigate. The spectrum of ultrasound procedures from surface ultrasound, endocavitary scans and ultrasound guided invasive procedures will be explored. Procedural variety, end-users and factors influencing the probe’s Spaulding classification will be discussed as considerations for facilities when developing ultrasound policy. 

The toolkit has been assembled in consultation with clinical experts with backgrounds in infection prevention and instrument reprocessing. The toolkit provides resources regarding infection prevention during the use and reprocessing of ultrasound probes.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, Spaulding Classification in ultrasound, The Joint Commission, Ultrasound probe a critical instrument, ultrasound

First national survey of ultrasound probe reprocessing and use

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 6:18:42 PM

Watch Video - Results from a U.S. survey on ultrasound probe use and reprocessing among infection preventionists (time 3:50 mins)

SDMS 2018  7 First national

The rapid expansion of ultrasound has brought great benefit to patients, however, there are some patient safety challenges to navigate. The spectrum of ultrasound procedures from surface ultrasound, endocavitary scans and ultrasound guided invasive procedures will be explored. Procedural variety, end-users and factors influencing the probe’s Spaulding classification will be discussed as considerations for facilities when developing ultrasound policy. 

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, Spaulding Classification in ultrasound, The Joint Commission, Ultrasound probe a critical instrument, ultrasound

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