Press Release - kNOw Risk White Paper

Press Release - kNOw Risk White Paper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CREEDMOOR, NORTH CAROLINA – CS Medical LLC, with over 15 years of direct experience in the reprocessing market has just released a comprehensive guide to the risks involved in transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound probe reprocessing and how to avoid those pitfalls.

Because TEE probe reprocessing is fraught with risk, CS Medical has pulled together a user’s guide to the various risks associated with TEE probe reprocessing. Altogether, CS Medical outlines ten major areas of risk to be aware of. Each step of the reprocessing procedure must be carefully and meticulously carried out; if not, the risks associated include damage to the healthcare facility’s reputation, major financial loss, and even danger to patients which could result in serious illness or death.

Always seeking to mitigate risks and to educate consumers and health care professionals, CS Medical dedicates time and resources to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients and facilities alike. Throughout the guide are various helpful ways to minimize risk for everyone involved while maintaining the highest standards for probe reprocessing. Using proven and repeatable scientific methods to achieve proper cleaning and high-level disinfection is at the heart of everything CS Medical works toward.

While the guide explains various ways to curtail risks, one particular suggestion stands out above the rest. According to the guide, the number one way to lessen the risks associated with TEE ultrasound probe reprocessing is to make use of automation whenever possible. The guide outlines that automation removes risks posed by human error and helps create a more involved and productive staff.

President of CS Medical, Mark Leath, expressed his eagerness to release this guide: "We are so excited to be able to provide our customers with an easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide to knowing the risks associated with TEE probe reprocessing. Ensuring that everyone is on the same page helps us all accomplish our goals of a healthier, safer world."

For more information or to obtain a copy of the kNOw Risk white paper please contact your CS Medical customer service representative or visit

About CS Medical

CS Medical LLC has pioneered the automated disinfection process for Transesophageal ultrasound probes with the development and release of the TD 100® Automated TEE Probe Disinfector. In 2005, the TD 100 was the first FDA cleared automated disinfection process with printed verification for Transesophageal ultrasound probes. During the disinfection process, the TEE probe receives high-level disinfection in (5) five minutes from TD-5® or TD-8® followed by (5) five complete rinse cycles before disinfection confirmation is acknowledged and a report is printed. The verification report indicates probe contact time with the high-level disinfectant as well as the average temperature of the single-use disinfectant during each cycle.

For more than 15 years and over 4 million high-level disinfections, the TD 100 Automated TEE Probe Disinfector has eliminated manual reprocessing of delicate and expensive TEE ultrasound probes while also providing a repeatable and FDA cleared disinfection process. The TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector will continue the TD 100's work by automating the required cleaning process for the TEE probe before high-level disinfection. TEEClean, with electronic record data logging, printed verification reporting, FDA cleared cleaning, and high-level disinfection will be the standard of care for TEE ultrasound probes.

CS Medical's TEE Complete Care® products provide quality device care and storage by minimizing healthcare operational costs, improving service readiness and increasing regulatory compliance.