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

Posted by Nanosonics on Sep 26, 2018 11:24:54 AM

Ultrasound: An Ever Increasing Diagnostic Tool

Point of care ultrasound has become a cornerstone in the diagnosis and treatment of patients in the Emergency Department. With quick turnaround times, it's often not practical to move probes to and from centralised soaking stations for disinfection. A recent study set out to investigate the potential for contamination with patients’ blood and microbes on ultrasound transducer probes in Emergency Departments. Results showed that there can be significant contamination of ultrasound equipment, with 57% of ultrasound probes tested showing blood contamination and 46% showing microbiological contamination. 

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Topics: Emergency Medicine:

trophon2 is here!

Posted by Nanosonics on Sep 26, 2018 11:20:49 AM

trophon2 launches!

Nanosonics is now providing the latest innovation in ultrasound probe decontamination to customers in the United Kingdom.

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Topics: Infection Prevention, Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

Customers tell us their top 10 reasons for choosing trophon as their favourite high level disinfection reprocessing system for ultrasound probes

Posted by Nanosonics on Jun 29, 2018 9:59:45 AM

Find out why trophon is fast becoming the standard of care

There are various types of high level disinfection systems available and a growing number of health facilities are making the switch from manual reprocessing to automated reprocessing. Their choice for an automated high level disinfection system is trophon as it is a safe, versatile and simple way to prevent ultrasound probe infection risk. Here are the top 10 reasons why many healthcare facilities are choosing trophon for their ultrasound probe reprocessing.

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

Updated guidelines emphasise high level disinfection for all semi-critical ultrasound probes

Posted by Nanosonics on Dec 22, 2017 10:24:52 AM

Royal Society & College of Radiographers and British Mediccal Ultrasound Society release updated guidelines requiring high level disinfection for all semi-critical ultrasound probes

Hot on the heels of the European Society of Radiology1 best practice recommendations released at the end of November, are the updated joint guidelines from the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) and The Society & College of Radiographers RCoR, released in early December.2

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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 Nov 30, 2017 11:37:09 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. They strongly recommend high level disinfection for all interventional ultrasound procedures and endocavitary ultrasound.1

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

Scottish Ultrasound Probe Risk Study

Posted by Nanosonics on Nov 29, 2017 4:06:52 PM

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 instead of an automated high level disinfection system. Now there is a compelling answer to the question of ultrasound probe safety, thanks to a new Scottish study that reveals an increased risk of infection and antibiotic prescriptions following semi-invasive ultrasound probe procedures.

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