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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)

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

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

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

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) 

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

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)

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

Ultrasound guided procedures carry infection risk

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 6:00:23 PM

Watch Video - Ultrasound guided procedures carry infection risk (time1:55mins) 

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

When do you classify an Ultrasound probe a critical instrument

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:56:52 PM

Watch Video - When do you classify an Ultrasound probe a critical instrument requiring to be high level disinfected at a minimum, when sterilization cannot be done (time 3:00 mins) 

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

The Joint Commission TJC - Ultrasound a major focus for surveyors

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:50:02 PM

Watch Video - The Joint Commission TJC - Sterilization and HLD is a major focus for surveyors (time 5:10 mins)

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: Emergency Medicine:, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, ultrasound, ultrasound probes, Spaulding Classification in ultrasound, The Joint Commission

Navigating through recent ultrasound guidelines

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:40:39 PM

Watch Video  - Navigating through recent ultrasound guidelines from professional societies (time 2:10 mins) 

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

Spaulding Classification in ultrasound probe reprocessing

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:30:08 PM

Watch Video -`The Big Picture’ - Spaulding Classification in ultrasound probe reprocessing (time 4:15 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 some of the recent literature on ultrasound procedure related outbreaks, and will review the Spaulding classification system, a framework used to determine medical device reprocessing requirements based on the patient contact site.

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

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