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!
1. trophon is automated
Simply close the door and press start. It couldn’t be easier for a simple workflow. Say goodbye to soaking in toxic chemicals and using manual test strips to check concentration. And with no operator intervention during the HLD process, there’s minimal chance of human error or inconsistencies. You can have confidence that your probe is effectively disinfected every time, including the probe handle.
2. trophon is fast
With an automated cycle time of only 7 minutes you can spend more time on the ultrasound examination. If you are soaking you need to also factor in the manual time involved in MRC testing, rinsing and drying time. With trophon just press go - freeing up more time with the patient.
3. trophon goes further
Provide your patients with the highest possible standards of care by protecting them from ultrasound probe cross infection risk. trophon efficacy goes further. It is proven to eliminate an extended range of clinically infectious pathogens, including sexually transmitted infections, Clostridium difficile spores and drug resistant bacteria.1
4. trophon helps you be audit ready
There are a variety of standards and guidelines to navigate when it comes to the cleaning and disinfection of medical devices. Not to mention requirements as to the documentation you need to maintain.
One of the common deficiencies identified by on-site audits and as cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is improperly sterilized or high level disinfected equipment. This is also a top five non-compliance finding by The Joint Commission (TJC).2,3
It can be confusing, but with trophon’s simple and user-friendly traceability solution you can relax. No need to stress come audit time! 4
5. trophon protects where other methods may not
Not all high level disinfection methods are equal. As well as potentially posing health risks for users, it’s actually been shown that some common soaking disinfection chemicals (like OPA and GTA) do not work against the high risk strains of HPV.5
trophon was the first system in the world proven to kill high-risk, cancer causing HPV.6
6. trophon is probe friendly
Over 1,000 surface and endocavitary ultrasound probes (across all major manufacturers) are compatible for use with trophon. Nanosonics conducts extensive testing, in partnership with your ultrasound probe manufacturers, to ensure the life of your expensive probes will be preserved.
7. trophon is environmentally friendly
trophon provides a unique, patented ‘greener’ high level disinfection (HLD) technology, which significantly reduces the use of toxic chemicals in healthcare facilities around the world (compared to traditional soaking methods). With recyclable components and the generation of environmentally friendly by-products (primarily water and oxygen), trophon prevents chemicals being dumped into the environment.
Bulk liquid chemicals must be disposed of every two to four weeks, and where a single soak station could use 30 litres of chemicals a year, each trophon can prevent 372,000 litres of chemicals being dumped into the environment.
Not to mention the water savings. A trophon cycle can save 15.2 litres of additional rinsing water that is required if disinfection is carried out using bulk liquid chemicals. Given that in the US ultrasound probes are trophoned approx. 40,000 times per day, that’s a potential saving of 608,000 litres of water per day (or 146 million litres per year!)
8. With trophon there is no need for extra cumbersome Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
It’s not pleasant for staff to have to wear gowns, goggles or face shields to protect themselves from toxic chemicals as they carry out their day to day work. With trophon’s safe, closed-door system extra PPE is not required, just gloves – saving you the hassle and the cost.
With bulk liquid chemical disinfection for example, an additional PPE in the form of two extra gowns for operators is required. At 40,000 cycles per day this means 80,000 gowns per day or 19.2 million gowns to be disposed of per year.
9. trophon can live anywhere!
With its small compact size and adaptable nature, trophon can fit in a variety of locations including examination rooms. Other automated soak systems are limited to use in utility rooms, due to plumbing and ventilation requirements. With trophon, you don’t need a sink or special ventilation, making convenient point of care (POC) disinfection a reality. POC reprocessing takes away the painful task of having to transport your probes to and from central reprocessing areas too – just another time saving!
10. trophon is setting a global standard of care
Now found in all of the top US hospitals, increasingly being adopted across NHS trust hospitals in the UK, as well as being used in thousands of private health care clinics across the globe, isn’t it time you joined the trend?
We could go on, but why don’t you just see for yourself how you can reduce risk, reduce cost and increase compliance.
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- The Joint Commission: Most Challenging Requirements in 2013; pg 1-3.
- The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA): Infection Control Assessment of Ambulatory Surgical Centers. 3. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services Section 3. A Reprocessing of semi-critical equipment
- Learn more about applicable standards and guidelines and why you need to HLD https://www.nanosonics.us/clinical/high-level-disinfection-hld-why-when/
- Meyers J, Ryndock E, Conway MJ, Meyers C, Robison R. Susceptibility of high-risk human papillomavirus type 16 to clinical disinfectants. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2014;69(6):1546-50.
- Ryndock E, Robison R, Meyers C. Susceptibility of HPV16 and 18 to high level disinfectants indicated for semi-critical ultrasound probes. J Med Virol. 2016;88(6):1076-80.