Lung ultrasonography has shown major utility for management of COVID-19, or the Coronavirus, with respiratory involvement due to its safety, repeatability, absence of radiation, low cost and point of care use.1
During these critical times, CIVCO is here to serve you. CIVCO is a trusted partner to clinicians and ultrasound manufacturers around the world in the efforts to control the spread of infection.
The safety of patients, front-line healthcare professionals, and our employees is our first and utmost priority in this united fight against COVID-19.
The implementation of standard precautions are the minimum steps to prevent the spread of infection and protect healthcare professionals. According to the American Professionals in Infection Control (APIC), standard precautions include:7
Per World Health Organization guidance, the correct and consistent use of PPE also helps reduce the spread of pathogens. PPE effectiveness depends strongly on adequate and regular supplies, adequate staff training, appropriate hand hygiene, and appropriate human behavior.5
The safe handling of potentially contaminated equipment includes preventing the spread of infection when using ultrasound. Disposable covers, such as long ultrasound probe sheath covers, should be considered to reduce droplet and contact contamination of equipment and other environmental surfaces.2
CIVCO ultrasound probe covers serve as effective viral barriers to protect against microbial migration of viruses such as SARS-CoV-24. Our covers have been tested by an independent laboratory to evaluate the barrier properties to penetration by bloodborne pathogens and are effective against human viruses 27 nanometers (nm) and larger. The SARS-CoV virus is estimated to be 60-140 nm in diameter.6
|Product Description||Ref #||Quantity per Box||Length||Width||Couplant||Sterile|
Handheld Wired (Device and Transducer)
|610-367||12||96"||6" Tapered to 3"||Sterile Gel Included||Sterile|
|610-1119||24||96"||4||Sterile Gel Included||Sterile|
|610-1121||24||96"||7"||Sterile Gel Included||Sterile|
|Product Description||Ref #||Quantity per Box||Sterile|
|20gm Aquasonic gel packs (single use)||610-1122||4 x 100||Non-Sterile|
|20gm Aquasonic gel packs (single use)||610-117||48||Sterile|
|Elastic Bands (.63")||610-689||100||Non-Sterile|
NOTE: Due to shortages in disinfecting wipes, CIVCO Medical Solutions suggests customers purchase disinfectant sprays and refill the spray bottles with disinfectant solution. Lint-Free Wipes are available for purchase to use with disinfectant spray.
|Product Description||Part #||Active Ingredient||EPA Registration Number||Contact Time|
|Protex™ disinfectant spray, 12oz||610-1079||Quaternary ammonium||6836-152-82613||10 min|
|Protex™ disinfectant solution, gallon||610-2379||Quaternary ammonium||6836-152-82613||10 min|
|TrueCare Sterile Lint-Free Wipes, 300 per case||610-1354||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Additionally, CIVCO offers a full range of high-level disinfection systems and ultrasound probe cleaning accessories for use between patients.