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Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy; Choosing The Correct Transducer-care Method - Philips EPIQ 7 User Manual

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Transducer Care Safety
For information on allergic reactions to latex-containing medical devices, see
Alert on Latex" on page

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

WARNING
If a sterile transducer cover becomes compromised during an intraoperative application
involving a patient with transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob
disease, follow the guidelines of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and this document from
the World Health Organization: WHO/CDS/ APH/2000/3, WHO Infection Control Guidelines
for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies. The transducers for your system cannot be
decontaminated using a heat process.

Choosing the Correct Transducer-Care Method

To choose an appropriate care method for your transducer, you first must determine the
transducer's classification, based on its use.
Care Methods by Transducer Type
Transducer Use
Contacts intact skin
Contacts mucous
membranes
Enters otherwise
sterile tissue
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49.
Example
Curved, linear, xMatrix, and
sector transducers
Endocavity and
transesophageal (TEE)
Intraoperative
Classification
Care Method
Noncritical
Low-level disinfection (see
"Transducer, Cable, and Connector
Cleaning" on page
Semi-critical
High-level disinfection (see
"Transducer, Cable, and Connector
Cleaning" on page 258
"Transducer Disinfection" on page
263)
Critical
Sterilization (see
and Connector Cleaning" on page 258
and
"Transducer Sterilization" on page
273)
Transducer Care
"FDA Medical
258)
and
"Transducer, Cable,
257

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