Every medical facility is familiar with disinfecting wipes; most facilities employ a wide variety of wipes from various companies to accomplish different purposes. Knowing how versatile and convenient disinfecting wipes are for those in the medical field, CS Medical has chosen to put out our own line of wipes, Medi-Fect™ Disinfectant Wipes. So why would you want to introduce another wipe into the mix? Would it not just add more confusion to your workflow? The simple answer is no. In fact, utilizing CS Medical’s Medi-Fect wipes can actually make your job less stressful and a little easier.
Medi-Fect is fully compatible with all CS Medical products.
The number one way in which Medi-Fect can streamline things is by guaranteeing that it is compatible with all of our products. Whenever you use any wipe or disinfectant on any surface, but particularly with medical devices, it is of extreme importance that the disinfectant and the device being cleaned are materially compatible. Typically, the only way to ensure that is by contacting the manufacturer and having them verify that their product is compatible with the disinfectant product you intend to use.
When using Medi-Fect Disinfectant Wipes on any CS Medical product, there’s no calling anyone to verify material compatibility and no guesswork required. So you can use Medi-Fect to wipe down the inside and outside of your CleanShield® Ultrasound Probe Storage Cabinet and your TPorter® TEE Ultrasound Probe Transportation Cases. Medi-Fect can also be used to wipe down your TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector, TD 100® Automated TEE Probe Disinfector, and TD 200® Automated TEE Probe Disinfector. Even better is that you can use Medi-Fect wipes as a replacement for any other wipes you use whose EPA registration number begins with “6836-340”, which means you might be able to minimize the number of wipe brands your facility uses by just switching over to Medi-Fect.
Perfect for use with TEE handles, cables, and electrical connectors.
When reprocessing TEE probes, so much thought and effort goes into ensuring the proper high-level disinfection of the insertion tube and distal tip that sometimes people forget the rest of the TEE probe device needs to be cleaned as well. While the handle, cable, and electrical connector cannot be and do no need to be high-level disinfected, it is necessary to clean them. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) explains that after high level disinfection, TEE ultrasound probes, “will still require a validated wipe system as per IFUs for the operating handles, cables and plugs attaching the probes to the hardware equipment.”
Medi-Fect Disinfecting Wipes are the perfect solution for these parts of the TEE probe device. Simply wipe down the handle, cable, and plug until those surfaces are visibly wet and allow them to remain wet for the appropriate amount of time depending on the target determined by the package’s stated instructions for use (IFU)[KA1] . Medi-Fect wipes kill a wide range of microorganisms, including most bacteria, viruses, and fungi when used properly.
No alcohol, bleach, or solvents.
Medi-Fect Disinfecting Wipes are powerful enough to kill the bacteria you want gone without being so harsh that they could cause damage to medical devices when used correctly. Other wipes can contain these harsh chemicals which, over time, can actually corrode certain materials, like plastic, causing micro-fractures. These micro-fractures provide space for bacteria to take hold and grow, developing into a biofilm. Biofilms can harbor dangerous bacteria within but become nearly impervious to disinfectants and any efforts at cleaning.
On top of that, these fractures may eventually lead to the degradation of the surfaces you use these harsh wipes on. This means having to spend significant amounts of money down the line on replacements and repairs that all could have been avoided by simply implementing a gentler solution, like Medi-Fect.
It is important to reiterate that not all disinfectant wipes are created equal, so it's important to ensure that the wipes you use have been tested and validated for use on the specific equipment you will be using them on and are given the appropriate contact time and concentration to achieve the necessary level of decontamination. When you use Medi-Fect Disinfectant Wipes, you can rest assured that it is safe for use with all your CS Medical products and that it is strong enough to get the job done. Contact your CS Medical sales representative today to see how bringing Medi-Fect into your facility can make reprocessing TEE probes easier than ever.