Removing Blood and Infectious Material from the System
Do not wipe the transducer housing joint, strain relief, or cable with isopropyl alcohol.
Isopropyl alcohol can damage these parts of the transducer. This damage is not covered by
the warranty or your service contract.
Use a gauze pad moistened with soap and water to remove blood on the system and the
transducer connectors and cables. Then dry the equipment with a soft cloth to prevent
corrosion. You can use a 70% solution of isopropyl alcohol on the system and only on certain
parts of some transducers. Additional cleaning agents are available for transducers. For more
information, see the
For more information about removing blood and other infectious material from the system, see
"Disinfecting System Surfaces" on page
ECG Cables and Lead Sets
For information on cleaning ECG cables and lead sets, see
"Cleaning the System and ECG
Equipment" on page
If you believe contamination of the system might occur during an exam, Philips recommends
that you take universal precautions and cover the system with a disposable drape. Consult your
facility's rules regarding equipment use in the presence of infectious disease.
Position the disposable drape so that it does not block the vents on the system, the monitors,
or the peripherals.
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