Practical Considerations of Ultrasound Probe Disinfection – Learn the practical considerations of Ultrasound probe disinfection – protection against highly resistant infections such as HPV.
Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major challenge for healthcare providers and reducing the risk of HAIs has never been more important. Current high level disinfection practices involve exposure to harmful chemicals, manual processes that slow workflow, and are ineffective in eliminating microorganisms on the probe — including the handle. One of the top 5 non-compliance findings by The Joint Commission is reducing the risk of infections associated with medical devices or equipment. It is now known that high-risk HPV (human papillomavirus) is strongly resistant to a number of disinfectants including aldehyde-based high level disinfectants. This webinar will provide detail regarding this new development and offer potential solutions to mitigate transmission risk in the ultrasound environment.
Determine the proper procedures for ultrasound probe disinfection.
Establish procedures that will ensure patient safety and meet accreditation requirements.
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