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.


Cleaning - FAQS

A: No, bedside cleaning is done when the TEE/TOE probe is removed from the patient's mouth. The use of an enzymatic with an applicator is required to begin the process of removal of inorganic and organic matter that can dry on the TEE/TOE probe and result in biofilm being formed.  Cleaning, also known as the manufacturers' recommended cleaning method, is performed prior to high-level disinfection. This process utilizes an enzymatic solution in the form of a bath.  This process allows the probe to soak for 2-3 minutes before removing, rinsing and then drying.

A: The foam is easily removed for surface disinfection. The foam pad is closed cell and will not adsorb moisture or foster bacteria growth. An approved surface disinfectant should be used to ensure material compatibility.

A: CS Medical has validated one hard surface disinfectants for use on the exterior of the TD 100. Solucide® is approved and will not cause damage to the device.

A: 200 individual records per book.

A: The physical removal of foreign material (dust, soil) and organic material (blood, secretions, excretions, microorganisms) is essential. Rather than killing microorganisms, cleaning physically removes them. Before high-level disinfection can occur and be effective, cleaning must be performed.

A: An enzymatic cleaner is designed to breakdown proteins such as blood, body fluids, secretions and excretions from surfaces and equipment. Enzymatic cleaners are used to loosen and dissolve organic substances.

A: Pre-cleaning prevents soils from drying on devices. Immediately after use, the user shall clean medical devices of gross soil by rinsing with water and wiping with an enzymatic solution or a water-moistened low-lint cloth. The presence of soil can lead to a more difficult method of reprocessing ultrasound probes.

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