Recommended Use of the Probe Sheaths
Siemens makes every effort to manufacture safe and effective probes. You must take all
necessary precautions to eliminate the possibility of exposing patients, operators, or third
parties to hazardous or infectious materials. These precautions should be considered in the
use of any application that may indicate the need for such care, for example, when scanning
patients with open wounds.
Probe sheaths are single use items used to ensure proper acoustic coupling and provide
a prophylactic barrier for the intended ultrasound application. Sheaths are available for all
probes. Use only market cleared probe sheaths.
WARNING: After placing the sheath over the probe, visually inspect the sheath to ensure
there are no defects. Do not use the sheath if it has any holes or tears.
WARNING: Carefully follow the labeling instructions provided with the probe sheath.
While wearing protective gloves, remove the probe sheath from the probe and dispose of it
according to local, state, and regional regulations for biohazardous waste.
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