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

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

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

Guidance in ultrasound probe reprocessing

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:20:42 PM

Watch Video - Guidance in ultrasound probe reprocessing. An overview of the Federal bodies and United States national standards(time 2:05 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: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, Guidance in ultrasound probe reprocessing, ultrasound

Ultrasound Probe Guidelines on traceability

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 26, 2018 5:07:38 PM

Watch Video - Ultrasound Probe Guidelines on traceability according to AAMI and AORN standards (time 5:05 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: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Emergency Medicine:, ultrasound probes, ultrasound

User Guide: When to high level disinfect your ultrasound probe

Posted by Nanosonics on Sep 19, 2018 4:13:01 PM

To reduce ultrasound probe cross infection risk, it is really important to know when to perform the high level disinfection (HLD) process.

Why is it important?

If you don't properly reprocess your ultrasound probes between every patient use, you could be putting your patients at risk of serious infection. What's more, you may also be breaching compliance. Learn more here.

In recent years there has been a proliferation in ultrasound probe use.

With the development of new types of ultrasound procedures across a wide range of departments, ultrasound is now the most widely used and rapidly growing diagnostic modality in the US.1 With ultrasound usage ever on the increase, the risk of infection from improperly reprocessed ultrasound probes has also grown.

You'll find ultrasound in use across departments ranging from traditional radiology/imaging, emergency and trauma centres, cardiology units, ICUs, maternity hospitals, private women's health clinics (including IVF centres) and urology departments, with millions of procedures being undertaken every week.

This is a real challenge for those responsible for infection prevention. With the huge variety of treatment and probe types it is important to ensure you are aware of requirements and apply correct and effective disinfection treatment to your ultrasound probes.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health

trophon2 is here!

Posted by Nanosonics on Aug 20, 2018 3:59:24 PM

trophon2 launches!

Nanosonics is excited to provide the latest innovation in ultrasound probe decontamination to customers in North America and Europe.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Infection Prevention

Why customers choose trophon!

Posted by Nanosonics on Apr 27, 2018 1:58:33 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, versatile 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

Ultrasound Probe Reprocessing with Patients Safety in mind

Posted by Nanosonics on Apr 26, 2018 2:59:04 PM

How safe is your ultrasound probe High Level Disinfection reprocessing process?

It’s great to see a sonographer supporting the safety of their patients. Providing the highest standard of patient care is one of the key concerns for those in this industry.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health, Infection Prevention, Patient Safety

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