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Probe General Cleaning (including Low Level Disinfection) - Siemens ACUSON Freestyle User Manual

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All probes should be cleaned and disinfected prior to their use on each patient.

Probe General Cleaning (including Low Level Disinfection):

Clean probes (including low level disinfection) after every patient use, including non-critical
applications. Do not allow body fluids, such as blood, to dry on the probe.
Routing cleaning steps are as follows:
1.
Immediately after completing the exam, turn the probe off and remove the battery module.
Process the pieces separately.
2.
Wipe the gel off the probe with a soft cloth.
3.
Use a soft brush, sponge, or gauze pad lightly moistened in an enzymatic detergent such
as Metrizyme (in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions) to remove all gel,
particulate matter, or bodily fluids from all components and surfaces. Carefully clean any
crevices, corners or seams.
4.
Rinse with quality running water, and dry with a soft cloth or gauze pad.
5.
Thoroughly examine and visually inspect all surfaces that have been cleaned to make
sure that they are clean. If visible debris is noticed, repeat Steps 3 and 4.
6.
Immediately rinse the probe thoroughly with sterile water, then pat dry with a clean soft
cloth or gauze pad.
CAUTION: Do not run the probe Cable Adapter under water. Instead wipe with a lightly
moistened sponge or gauze pad.
Freestyle User Manual
ACUSON
Safety and Care
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