Care and Cleaning
Use only the Philips-approved substances and methods listed in this chapter to clean or disinfect your
equipment. Warranty does not cover damage caused by using unapproved substances or methods.
Philips makes no claims regarding the efficacy of the listed chemicals, or methods as a means for
controlling infection. Consult your hospital's Infection Control Officer or Epidemiologist. For
comprehensive details on cleaning agents and their efficacy refer to "Guideline for Disinfection and
Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities" issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008. See also any local policies
that apply within your hospital, and country.
The transducers and patient modules are sensitive instruments. Handle them with care.
Keep your monitor, transducers, patient modules, cables, and accessories free of dust and dirt. After
cleaning and disinfection, check the equipment carefully. Do not use if you see signs of deterioration
or damage. If you need to return any equipment to Philips, always decontaminate it first before
sending it back in appropriate packaging.
Observe the following general precautions:
Always follow carefully and retain the instructions that accompany the specific cleaning and
disinfecting substances you are using.
Always dilute cleaning agents according to the manufacturer's instructions or use lowest possible
Do not allow liquid to enter the case.
Do not immerse the monitor in liquid. Protect it against water sprays or splashes.
Do not pour liquid onto the system.
Never use abrasive material (such as steel wool or silver polish).
Never use bleach.
Do not operate the monitor if it is wet. If you spill liquid on the monitor, contact your service
personnel or Philips service engineer.
Do not perform underwater monitoring (for example, in a bath or shower) using wired