Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine / Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control Joint Guidance.
Released in 2017, the guidelines place an emphasis on applying high level disinfection (HLD) not only to intracavity probes but also to all surface probes used in semi-critical procedures. The guideline states that “If the transducer comes in direct contact with non-intact skin, blood or mucous membranes transducers should be cleaned [and undergo] HLD”. – Find out more
World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Guideline.
Released in 2017, the guideline relates to the cleaning of transvaginal ultrasound transducers between patients by defining semi critical devices as those that pose a higher risk because of contact with non-intact skin or mucous membranes. The guideline recommends high level disinfection (HLD) for all semi critical probes. In addition, the guideline states that trophon® EPR as a HLD system is very efficient, rapid (approximately seven minutes), environmentally friendly and quality-ensured and disinfects the transducer handle.
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