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.


Extra - FAQS

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.

A: Bioburden is the level of microbial contamination or microbial load; the number of microorganisms contaminating an object. Bioburden, in relationship to patient care, includes both microscopic debris and debris that is visible to the naked eye and refers to tissue, body fluids, bacteria, or any other biologic material present on, or in, an instrument or device after use on, or in, a patient.

A: Biofilms are groups of microorganisms (organic matter in the form of serum, blood, pus, fecal material or lubricant material and inorganic matter in the form of mineral material such as salt, iron, and calcium salt) that attach themselves to the surface of the ultrasound probe and develop a barrier, making them highly resistant to disinfection and removal. Organic material absorbs germicidal molecules and inactivates them.

A: Intracavity probes (transesophageal, transvaginal, transrectal) are classified as “semi-critical” and require high-level disinfection after cleaning the probe.

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