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Tackling COVID-19 Together

Tackling COVID-19 Together

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread shortages of PPE in the healthcare world, especially of face masks, like N95 respirators. Seeing this major problem, CS Medical has teamed up with AirClean Systems to provide a solution to the PPE shortage: the UV Light Box.

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Missing APIC? Join Us Virtually!

Missing APIC? Join Us Virtually!

Fortunately for those who were looking forward to visiting CS Medical’s booth this year, we have some wonderful news: you don’t have to miss out. Because of CS Medical’s dedication to stopping the spread of HAIs, we will be hosting a virtual event in lieu of attending APIC’s Annual Conference.

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How Long Can Probes Hang?

How Long Can Probes Hang?

After you remove your TEE probe from your TEEClean or TD 100 and you dry it off? Should you hang it up, put it in a case, or something else? And once stored, how long can probes stay high-level disinfected? Let’s go over the basics and understand what the best practices are for TEE probe storage.

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FAQ: Are TD-5 and TD-8 Effective Against COVID-19?

FAQ: Are TD-5 and TD-8 Effective Against COVID-19?

At the forefront of every healthcare worker’s mind these days are all the new risks posed by COVID-19. It is easy to feel like COVID-19 is an insurmountable disease which requires a major shift in how we think about high-level disinfection.

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TD 100 Service Videos

TD 100 Service Videos

In an effort to better serve our customers, CS Medical’s Service Department would like to announce the production of TD 100 Service Videos.

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Probe Cleaner Disinfectors and HIPAA Compliance

Probe Cleaner Disinfectors and HIPAA Compliance

According to HIPAA, ePHI is, “any protected health information that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any electronic format or media.” Any medical device which retains this information can prove to be a weakness in your facility’s defense of patient ePHI...

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Is Your Facility Still Compliant?

Is Your Facility Still Compliant?

Organizing and implementing self-assessments may feel like an added pressure, but as everyone in the healthcare industry knows: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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How Water Quality Affects Healthcare

How Water Quality Affects Healthcare

Do we have any reason to believe our water is always safe for consumption? More importantly, do we know that our municipal water is safe for rinsing semi-critical devices, like TEE probes and endoscopes, so as to retain high-level disinfection status?

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Proper Cleaning: How It Affects the Outcome of High Level Disinfection

Proper Cleaning: How It Affects the Outcome of High Level Disinfection

Evidence has been presented that semi-critical devices, devices that come in contact with mucous membranes or non-intact skin, such as endoscopes and endocavity probes, cause more healthcare associated infections than non-critical or critical medical devices...

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FAQ: The Importance of Annual Device Verification

FAQ: The Importance of Annual Device Verification

Our CS Medical team receives a lot questions regarding Annual Device Verification, so we’ve put together a list of some of the most common concerns and their responses:

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3 Reasons You Should Automate

3 Reasons You Should Automate

There are at least three solid reasons for making the change to automation and propelling your healthcare facility into the future.

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The Best Method for TEE Probe Storage

The Best Method for TEE Probe Storage

Too many facilities have no standardized way of storing transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound probes. Some facilities have used transportation cases to store their TEE probes, but that is not their intended use and is actually prohibited in several countries.

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Do TEE Probe Handles Need to be Cleaned?

Do TEE Probe Handles Need to be Cleaned?

When reprocessing TEE probes, the focus is on ensuring that the probe shaft is properly bedside cleaned, cleaned, and high-level disinfected. But what about the TEE probe handle and the cables?

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2020 Strategic Partnership with APIC

2020 Strategic Partnership with APIC

Today, CS Medical announced a strategic partnership with the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)

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Top 5 National Patient Safety Goals for 2020

Top 5 National Patient Safety Goals for 2020

The Joint Commission (TJC) has released its National Patient Safety Goals for 2020. According to TJC, these goals are developed in an effort to improve patient safety in hospitals in the coming year.

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HLDs You Should Know About

HLDs You Should Know About

Let’s look at four HLDs commonly used to reprocess TEE ultrasound probes and find out what the risks are and how to mitigate them.

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Going Through CS Medical’s Online Training

Going Through CS Medical’s Online Training

Give your staff the training they need so that they can give your patients the care they deserve.

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3 Reasons You Can’t Skip Electrical Leakage Testing

3 Reasons You Can’t Skip Electrical Leakage Testing

When reprocessing TEE ultrasound probes, it is vital to perform electrical leakage testing after every single use. While the reasons for electrical leakage testing are numerous, there are three reasons that really stand out...

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The Value of Staff Training

The Value of Staff Training

Companies which offered comprehensive training programs to their employees enjoy a 24% higher profit margin than those who spent less on training.

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FAQ Spotlight: Does TEEClean® Provide Electronic Records for Audits

FAQ Spotlight: Does TEEClean® Provide Electronic Records for Audits

Are you prepared to provide records of every single cleaning and disinfection event for your TEE probes?

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Are Standard Operating Procedures Necessary?

Are Standard Operating Procedures Necessary?

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) can save the day at your healthcare facility and even save lives.

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Joint Commission Audit Point Probe Storage

Joint Commission Audit Point Probe Storage

The Joint Commission (TJC) will score them based on the procedure they use to high-level disinfect TEE probes, many do not realize that proper storage is also on TJC’s audit checklist.

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FAQ Spotlight: TEEClean® Self-Disinfection Cycle

FAQ Spotlight: TEEClean® Self-Disinfection Cycle

A feature that can give users and healthcare facilities more confidence that they are providing patients with the highest level of care and security.

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TEE Probe Protection

TEE Probe Protection

TEE probes are very easily damaged if they are banged, scraped, or mishandled.

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The Importance of Material Compatibility Testing

The Importance of Material Compatibility Testing

Material compatibility testing is what ensures the safety and longevity of practically every medical device on the market

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APIC Launch of TEEClean®

APIC Launch of TEEClean®

This year, APIC’s 46th annual conference was held in Philadelphia, PA, from June 12-14.

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TEEClean® Announcement

TEEClean® Announcement

The first product of its kind to be cleared by the US FDA

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Saving Money with TEE Complete Care

Saving Money with TEE Complete Care

When considering purchasing new equipment and putting new processes in place, healthcare facilities always have to consider whether these changes will save money.

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Difference between Cleaning and High-Level Disinfecting

Difference between Cleaning and High-Level Disinfecting

When reprocessing transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound probes, sometimes the numerous steps can feel overwhelming

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Importance of Water Quality

Importance of Water Quality

Overlooking water quality can have serious repercussions for patients and healthcare facilities.

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Single-use vs Reusable HLDs

Single-use vs Reusable HLDs

In recent years the development of single-use HLDs has introduced a new question: is single-use a better option than reusable?

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Reducing the Risk of Biofilm

Reducing the Risk of Biofilm

When biofilm forms on a device, like a transesophageal echocardiogram ultrasound (TEE) probe, it is nearly impossible to remove and can endanger patient safety.

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Dangers of Occupational Exposure

Dangers of Occupational Exposure

Occupational exposure poses a real risk to employees at healthcare facilities and must be properly addressed in order to keep everyone in good health.

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The Cost of HAIs

The Cost of HAIs

Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) place a huge financial burden on facilities, can have enormous impacts on a provider’s reputation, and put financial and emotional strain on patients.

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FDA Enforcing Probe Repair Regulations

FDA Enforcing Probe Repair Regulations

What do you do when your TEE ultrasound probe has broken? There are many complications that can result from an inadequate repair.

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The Importance of Cleaning

The Importance of Cleaning

If a probe is not cleaned properly, it may result in biofilm developing on the probe, making disinfection difficult to achieve.

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FAQ Spotlight: TEE Probe or Endoscope?

FAQ Spotlight: TEE Probe or Endoscope?

Since TEE Probes and Endoscopes can look alike, it can be easy to assume that they can be cleaned and disinfected in the same manner.

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