Frequently Asked Questions

Overview

As the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices designed to provide high-level disinfection of ultrasound TEE/TOE probes, CS Medical continues to innovate through superior technologies and products. We are committed to providing the best possible solutions for infection prevention that support healthcare professionals worldwide.

CS Medical goes beyond high-level disinfection of TEE/TOE probes, CS Medical believes in managing the quality of care given to delicate TEE/TOE probes. Our TEE Complete Care® offering provides solutions for the healthcare facility to minimize TEE/TOE ultrasound probe damage and reduce the potential of contaminating high-level disinfected probes prior to use. These products address the following areas: bedside cleaning, electrical leakage testing, drying, transporting and storing the TEE/TOE ultrasound probe. Our objective is to manage the care given to each TEE/TOE probe thus allowing for a reduction in healthcare associated infections.


A: 5 minutes

A: Both are aldehydes; Glutaraldehyde (TD-5) and OPA (Ortho-phthalaldehyde) (TD-8). They both have the same IFU for use in the TD 100. Both provide 5-minute high-level disinfection per probe.

A: An advanced bonded carbon vapor management filter is incorporated inside the main device where all fumes or vapors are captured and neutralized.  The vapor management filter has been tested and will last 12 months from the date of installation. Due to the molecular weight of aldehydes, a good mass of carbon is needed to effectively adsorb the fumes.  Residence time within the filter is critical as well as carbon mass.

A: TPorter should be cleaned and disinfected between every use, immediately after a soiled TEE probe is removed, including the carry tray and lid prior to each use. Discard Tie-Bands after single use. Clean and disinfect TPorter inside and outside following surface cleaner/disinfectant directions for wetted contact times. Do NOT use high pressure SPD washers or sterilizers to reprocess TPorter. Do NOT use cart cleaner/washer systems to reprocess TPorter.

A: QwikDry is effective in removing moisture from the TEE/TOE probe shaft after high-level disinfection has occurred. A wet probe can capture airborne particulate present in the environment and contaminate the TEE/TOE probe. Storage of a wet TEE/TOE probe can lead to contamination via waterborne bacteria. A properly dried TEE/TOE probe is critical in all aspects of the reprocessing cycle.

A: The TD 100 is designed to high-level disinfect one TEE/TOE probe in five minutes followed by five cold water rinses.  The total cycle time for the TD 100 is 17 minutes.  When reviewing the total process time from patient extraction to high-level disinfection you will note the work flow requires about 15 minutes to properly bedside clean, enzymatic soak for cleaning and rinse prior to high-level disinfection.

A: A factory trained CS Medical service technician.

A: TEEClean cleans and disinfects one soiled TEE probe per cycle.

A: No, TEEClean cleans and disinfects a TEE probe.

A: The total cycle time for the TEEClean is less than 27 minutes.

A: Yes, CS Medical products, TD 100, TD 200 and TEEClean are all HIPAA compliant. Our devices do not retain any Protected Health Information nor individually identifiable health information. Our devices only retain performance data to aide in the demonstration of device performance. The TD 100 and TD 200 provides printed information on device performance while the TEEClean offers both printed and a system download to USB of performance data.

A: IFU (information for use) and MIFU (Manufacturer's instruction for use) should be obtained from individual medical device manufacturers and they should provide detailed information on which disinfectants and cleaners are compatible.

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