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Top 10 reasons why customers choose trophon!

Posted by Nanosonics on 06-Apr-2018 11:50:43

Why customers choose trophon as their high level disinfection system for reprocessing ultrasound probes.

Many decisions in life are hard, but selecting a high level disinfection (HLD) system for reprocessing ultrasound probes should be easy. trophon is the safe, versatile and simple way to prevent ultrasound probe infection risk.

trophon stands out from the crowd in a multitude of ways. Here are our top 10 reasons so many customers choose to use it!

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Infection Prevention

International Ultrasound Probe Risk Study

Posted by Nanosonics on 04-Dec-2017 17:11:43

How safe are your ultrasound probes?

If you are working with ultrasound probes, have you ever wondered just how safe they really are, especially if you (or your reprocessing department) are using low level disinfection wipes or an ineffective high level disinfection solution. 

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health, Infection Prevention

European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group - Guidelines.

Posted by Nanosonics on 01-Dec-2017 18:21:05

Infection prevention and control in ultrasound – best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group

The new guidelines emphasise that there is published evidence that highlights contamination risks of ultrasound transducers, even with the use of transducer covers, and after low level disinfection (LLD). They strongly recommend high level disinfection (HLD) for all interventional ultrasound procedures and endocavitary ultrasound.1

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health, Infection Prevention

ACIPC 2017 Nanosonics educational symposium watch 'On Demand'

Posted by Nanosonics on 29-Nov-2017 15:18:50

Preventing Ultrasound-related Infections - A New Priority for Infection Control?

Speaker: Dr Cathryn Murphy RN. B. Photog, MPH, PhD, CIC.

Nanosonics recently sponsored an educational symposium at ACIPC 2017 and we would like to share with you the educational resources from the event to assist you with your infection prevention challenges.

You may download the symposium presentation and view the video from the event.  

Watch Educational Symposium 'On Demand'

 The presentation provides further insights and understanding of the cross-infection risks and challenges involved in protecting your patients.

The presentation also introduces a new population-level study, the first of its kind. Conducted by Health Protection Scotland and NHS Scotland, it demonstrates a greater risk of positive microbiological reports and antibiotic prescriptions within 30 days for adults who had undergone semi‑invasive ultrasound procedures (SIUP) when high level disinfection was not used as standard of care.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health

User Guide: When to high level disinfect your ultrasound probe - ASUM/ACIPC guidelines

Posted by Nanosonics on 18-Nov-2017 16:39:36

To reduce ultrasound probe cross infection risk, it is really important to know when to perform the high level disinfection (HLD) process.

Why is it important?

If you don't properly reprocess your ultrasound probes between every patient use, you could be putting your patients at risk of serious infection. What's more, you may also be breaching compliance. Learn more here.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk, Women's Health

Outbreaks caused by infections from ultrasound procedures

Posted by Nanosonics on 30-Oct-2017 17:41:58

Outbreaks and deaths caused by infections from ultrasound procedures

 

In September 2017, 2 patients died from septic shock following an outbreak traced to contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line placements. Earlier in 2017, 11 ICU patients across 4 Australian hospitals developed infections following ultrasound guided central line placements and fluid drainages.

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

ASUM/ACIPC new ultrasound probe reprocessing guidelines approve automated system

Posted by Nanosonics on 27-Oct-2017 14:57:52

New guidelines may affect you...

 

You may be aware of the new national Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers recently issued in Australia by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), jointly with the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC).

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Topics: Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk

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