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Safety Precautions - Hitachi S21 Instruction Manual

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6. Safety Precautions

WARNING
Never use the probe if the probe head, housing or cable are
cracked or damaged.
Warning is case of using probe covers which latex is contained
to.
The latex may cause such allergic reactions as itching, rubor,
urticaria, swelling, fever, anhelation, wheezing, and
depression of blood pressure, shock and so on.
For the patients suspected of latex allergy, do not use the
latex-containing medical devices.
If you observe any of above mentioned symptoms in your patient
during the operation, stop the use of the latex-containing
medical devices immediately and take an appropriate treatment
to the patient.
CAUTION
By examination of an early pregnancy the exposure time shall
be as short as possible. Start examination with acoustic output
power set to L (Low).
The probe connector is not water proof. Do not allow liquid
to contact the connector.
Do not drop, hit or bent the probe.
Use only water, detergents and disinfectants in the suppliers
list.
Under sterile condition use appropriate protection for probe
and cable. Some Latex material may create allergic reactions.
The probe is not delivered disinfected or sterilized.
The acoustic lens of the probe is manufactured very thin and
delicate to get the high resolution.
Therefore, in case of wiping off the ultrasound jelly or
cleaning the surface of the acoustic lens, please use the soft
cloth or tissue paper and handle with care.
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