Care of the Fetal Monitoring System
Transducers and Patient Modules
This applies to the following transducers and patient modules:
/ECG combined patient module (M1365A)
ECG patient module (M1364A)
Ultrasound transducer (M1356A)
DECG transducer (M1357A)
US/MECG Combi transducer (M1358A)
MECG transducer (M1359A)
Toco Transducer (M1355A)
NEVER immerse a transducer in water when it is connected to the
Note— The Blue Ultrasound and Toco transducers are protected
against the effects of continuous immersion in water
according to IEC 529 IP 68.
handle transducers roughly. This could damage the cover,
piezoelectric crystals and mechanical movement. Transducer covers
are made of soft plastic; avoid contact with hard or sharp objects.
flex the cables excessively.
allow cleaning solutions or transducers to exceed a temperature of
autoclave the transducers and cables or heat them above 70
permit the blue Toco transducer's ventilated cable connector to
become wet as liquid can enter the ventilation tube through
Chapter 18 - Maintenance and Performance Assurance