- WORKFLOW SOLUTION AT POINT OF CARE
Segregation of clean and dirty processes • Probe inventory minimized • Staffing requirements eased • No installation requirements
- MINIMIZING CHEMICAL EXPOSURE FOR SAFETY AT POINT OF CARE
Chemistry supplied sealed and ready to use • Minimal vapour emitted • Minimal residuals on probe • No requirement for eye wash stations • Environmentally neutral waste products
- FACTORS SUPPORTING THE OPTION OF REPROCESSING OF ULTRASOUND PROBES AT THE POINT OF CARE
Ultrasound probe design features enable POC cleaning • Ultrasound probe reprocessing has a higher margin of safety • Automation enhances reprocessing compliance
- SUPPORT DOCUMENT FOR ‘WHEN TO HLD’ WALL CHART
Why and when should you HLD ultrasound probes? What types of procedures?
- REQUEST AN EXAMPLE RISK ASSESSMENT/SOP FROM NANOSONICS
Develop your own specific tools for your facility
- CONSIDERING NEW TECHNOLOGIES?
Multidisciplinary Risk Assessments help to pave the way
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