Complete Probe Reprocessing

Reprocessing Soiled TEE Ultrasound Probes Workflow

A standardized, evidence-based guidelines approach to the reprocessing of TEE ultrasound probes improves quality, reduces variations, and controls cost in a variety of areas, from patient care to supply chain to overall departmental revenue management.

Complete Probe Reprocessing Workflow
TEEZyme Sponge TPorter® TEE Probe Transportation Case Ultrasound Transducer Leakage Tester TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector QwikDry® Ultrasound Probe Drying Cloth CleanShield® TEE Probe Storage Cabinet TPorter® TEE Probe Procedure Case
How It Works
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Point of Use Cleaning

When the probe is removed from the patient it should be wiped with an enzymatic product, like the TEEZyme® Enzymatic Sponge, to remove organic and inorganic soil so as to prevent these materials from drying on the probe. Bedside cleaning (also known as pre-cleaning or point of use cleaning) must be done for the successful reprocessing cycle of a soiled TEE ultrasound probe.

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Soiled TEE Probe Transportation

Transportation of the potentially biologically soiled TEE probe should be handled with a device or method that minimizes the potential for probe damage as well as occupational exposure to fellow staff and other patients. TPorter® TEE Ultrasound Probe Transportation Case is a solution designed by CS Medical to provide standardized care and handling of the TEE ultrasound probe during this critical portion of the reprocessing cycle.

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Electrical Leakage Testing

Almost all manufacturers' operator's manuals say that electrical leakage testing should be done before every patient exam. CS Medical offers the BC Group ULT-2020 ultrasound leakage tester and respective adapters that are specific to each TEE probe.

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Cleaning & High-level Disinfection

TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector provides both manufacturers recommended cleaning and high-level disinfection of soiled TEE probes in the same device. TEEClean is the first Automated Ultrasound Reprocessor cleared by the US FDA.

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TEE Probe Drying

Drying of the TEE Ultrasound Probe, with a product like the QwikDry® Ultrasound Drying Cloth, is critical before storage or transport. Wetted surfaces are prone to attracting airborne contaminates resulting in probe contamination and potential HAIs being passed from the environment to the next TEE patient.

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TEE Probe Storage

TEE ultrasound probes should be stored in a dry environment, hung vertically and within a HEPA clean environment. The CleanShield® TEE Ultrasound Probe Storage Cabinet is one option available to healthcare professionals as it allows compliance with current TJC (The Joint Commission) standards for care.

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Clean TEE Probe Transportation

TPorter® TEE Ultrasound Probe Procedure Case is the healthcare professional's safe choice for TEE ultrasound probe transport to the procedure room. TPorter creates a standard of care that increases staff compliance with recommended practices for reprocessing TEE ultrasound probes while providing a secure method for transportation of clean TEE ultrasound probes.

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