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Electrical Safety And Tee Transducers - Philips EPIQ 7 User Manual

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Electrical Safety and TEE Transducers

WARNING
For any other irregularity not listed in the following table, do not use the transducer.
Potentially serious consequences could result. Contact your Philips representative.
Preventing TEE Transducer Equipment Problems
Problem
Current leakage
Biting transducer Mechanical and electrical
Forcing deflection
controls
Incorrect storage Possible damage to highly
Internal exposure
to liquids
Electrical Safety and TEE Transducers
The ultrasound system and its transducers comply with common medical device electrical
safety standards.
For electrical safety information about TEE transducers, see
Transducers" on page 206
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Effect on Equipment
Serious electrical hazards
hazards
Steering mechanism broken Operate the deflection controls gently.
sensitive elements, cuts in
flexible shaft
Severe transducer damage
that affects the image
quality, the steering
mechanism, and electrical
safety
and
"Reducing Risks of Using TEE Transducers" on page
Prevention
Check the transducer for cuts, frayed
insulation, kinks, or other
abnormalities.
Cover the patient's teeth with a bite
guard (mandatory). Cover the distal tip
and flexible shaft with a transducer
cover (recommended, but in China and
Japan, mandatory).
Suspend the transducer from a wall-
mounted rack and the distal tip with a
tip protector when not in use.
Never sterilize the transducer by using
bleach, steam, heat, or ethylene oxide
(EtO). Never immerse the steering
mechanism in any disinfectant or liquid.
"Leakage Current and TEE
Transesophageal Transducers
See
"Checking the TEE
Transducer" on page
223
"Bite Guards" on page
233
"X7-2t Deflection
Controls" on page 211
and
"S7-3t TEE
Controls" on page 218
"Transducer Storage"
on page 185
"Transducer Care"
section
206.
205

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