At our facility, we use a Theracide wipe between each patient -- first the
key board and trackball and then down to the transducer (cleanest to
dirtest). We worry about cross contamination quite a bit, since working in
a hospital setting with all those wonderful little resistant bugs floating
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From: jmcgonne <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 3:58 PM
Subject: Scanhead disinfecton
> I am looking at my departments practice regarding the
> scanhead, cable, and instrument between patients. I feel that there is
> potential for cross contamination between patients and wondered what is
> standard in the industry. We do not routinely disinfect the scanhead
> patients. For carotid duplex the probe is not cleaned with a disinfectant
> routinely, for venous duplex the scanhead is cleaned more often but not
> between each patient. The scanhead is always disinfected whenever it
> contact with body fluids or blood.
> Currently I use a product manufactured by Professional Dosposables Incorp.
> (PDI) www.pdipdi.com , the product is called Sani-Cloth germicidal
> These are easy to use and are effective in disinfecting according to the
> product information.
> Our staff recently decided that disinfecting the scanhead, cable,
> etc. be done after each case. Is there any universal standards. Your
> comments are appreciated. Post a note or write to me directly. Thanks.
> Jerry McGonnell, RVT
> Mercy Medical Center
> Canton, OH