Not all disinfectants are effective against all types of contamination. Ensure the disinfectant
type is appropriate for the type of transducer and that the solution strength and time of
contact are appropriate for the intended clinical use.
Disinfectants listed in this section are recommended because of their chemical compatibility
with product materials, not their biological effectiveness. For the biological effectiveness of a
disinfectant, see the guidelines and recommendations of the disinfectant manufacturer, the
Association for Professionals in Infection Control, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
If a premixed solution is used, be sure to observe the solution expiration date.
Always use protective eyewear and gloves when cleaning and disinfecting any equipment.
Using a non-recommended disinfection solution, using an incorrect solution strength, or
immersing a transducer deeper or longer than recommended can damage the device and
voids the warranty.
The level of disinfection required for a device is dictated by the type of tissue it will contact
during use. Ensure the disinfectant type is appropriate for the type of transducer and the
transducer application. For information on the levels of disinfection requirements, see
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