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.


TD100 - FAQS

A: 5 minutes

A: No, the TD 100 is only FDA cleared for TEE/TOE probes.

A: Yes, both the machine and the chemistries have been evaluated and approved by Philips Healthcare, GE HealthCare and Siemens. Contact the individual probe manufacturer for your specific model details.

A: No, the TD 100 does not store data but at the conclusion of a successful disinfection a written printout is provided with time, date, operator ID, probe ID, chemical type, lot number, serial number, run number, contact time and contact temperature.  If the machine does not complete the high-level disinfection, another print out is produced to indicate high-level disinfection has not occurred and diagnostic details of the aborted cycle are provided.  The print out can be stored in the HLD TRACKER which holds 200 records per record book.  Additionally, the HLD TRACKER allows for documentation of the electrical leakage testing and any other patient details desired by the healthcare facility.

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: No, the TD 100 is only designed to high-level disinfect a TEE/TOE probe after it has been properly bedside and manually cleaned per TEE/TOE manufacturers' direction.

A: No, the TD 100 is much like a filtered or ductless hood.  The TD 100 has a built-in vapor management system that effectively captures any high-level disinfectant vapor.

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: Yes, cold potable water regulated at 20-25 psi and a 15 Amp GCFI outlet.

A: Yes, the successful high-level disinfection print out records the following data for retention and can be affixed to the HLD TRACKER: Date, Time, Operator ID, Probe ID, HLD Type, Contact Time, Contact Temperature, HLD Lot number, Serial Number and Run Number.

A: The TD 100 provides a printed ticket at the conclusion of every cycle; successful or aborted. The ticket can be affixed to the HLD TRACKER sheet for later audit or verification purposes. In addition, the HLD TRACKER allows the technician to verify an electrical leakage test was performed on the TEE/TOE probe and then document the results of this test. HLD TRACKER aids in the proper handling of the TEE/TOE probe though documentation of electrical leakage testing and high-level disinfection.

A: The TD 100 overall height is 44 inches but the point at where insertion of the distal tip and shaft is only 38 inches.

A: The TD 100 is 24 inches wide and has all the services on the left side of the device to include; power, intake water, discharge waste line and air filter exhaust. Typically, an additional 12 inches is desired to allow for easy setup and maintenance but less has been done depending on specific facility requirements.

A: The foot print of the TD 100 is 24 inches wide and 8 inches deep. Depending on operator or overall work flow functional space will vary. The TD 100 is mounted to the wall by four specialized brackets.

A: A factory trained CS Medical service technician completes the final onsite installation, conducts a performance verification of the device and trains staff on the safe operation and scheduled maintenance for the device prior to hand off of the TD 100 to the healthcare facility.

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