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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