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: Emergency Medicine:, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, ultrasound, ultrasound probes, Guidance in ultrasound probe reprocessing, Women's Health

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

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: Women's Health, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

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: Infection Prevention, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

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: Infection Prevention, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

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

International Ultrasound Probe Risk Study

Posted by Nanosonics on Dec 20, 2017 7:59:35 AM

How safe are your ultrasound probes?

If you are working with ultrasound probes, have you ever wondered just how safe they really are, especially if you (or your reprocessing department) are using low level disinfection wipes or an ineffective high level disinfection solution. 

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

European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group - Guidelines.

Posted by Nanosonics on Dec 2, 2017 12:59:46 PM

Infection prevention and control in ultrasound – best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group

The new guidelines emphasise that there is published evidence that highlights contamination risks of ultrasound transducers, even with the use of transducer covers, and after low level disinfection (LLD). They strongly recommend high level disinfection (HLD) for all interventional ultrasound procedures and endocavitary ultrasound.1

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

Expansion of Ultrasound in Healthcare - Challenges and Solutions for Infection Prevention in Sonography

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 25, 2017 10:00:35 PM

SDMS 2017 Educational Symposium watch now 'On Demand' 

We had an engaged crowd join Prof. Ruth Carrico in her mission of helping to minimize the risk of cross contamination for all ultrasound patients.

Ultrasound use has rapidly expanded throughout inpatient and outpatient settings to a wide range of procedures and to diverse groups of patients. This expansion means that a broad spectrum of clinical staff are involved in reprocessing with varying levels of training and knowledge relating to best practice.

Sonographers and infection preventionists (IPs) need to work together to ensure that reprocessing is conducted appropriately. This is particularly relevant in light of recent outbreaks involving reusable semi-critical medical devices. These medical devices minimally require high level disinfection and are now in the spotlight for accreditation bodies and regulators.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine:, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health, Infection Prevention

Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine: The importance of effective ultrasound probe reprocessing?

Posted by Nanosonics on Oct 20, 2017 6:06:04 PM

How safe is your ultrasound equipment?

Point of care ultrasound has become a cornerstone in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the ED.1 With quick turnaround times, it is often not practical to move probes to and from centralized soaking stations for disinfection. Infection prevention can be a real challenge in the ED.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine:

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