CIVCO Medical Solutions

Confident Compliance

CIVCO offers a full-range of products to protect, clean, disinfect and store your TEE and endocavity ultrasound probes. We help you maintain compliance and give you the confidence to manage infection prevention and control.

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Please select the type of probes you are disinfecting





TEE (transesophageal)


Point of Care
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Point of Care

CIVCO’s line of TEE covers and bite blocks offer protection from damage and cross-contamination. CIV-Flex covers provide a tighter fit to transducer for optimal patient comfort while bite blocks provide a safe passage through the patient’s mouth, avoiding transducer damage.

The TEE probe holder allows for stable and accurate positioning while holding transducer in a fixed location for extended periods of time. The TEE transducer holder attaches easily to most tables or surgical rails.

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Pre-Clean

CIVCO’s line of enzymatic sponges, disinfectant wipes, and lint-free drying wipes are used to efficiently pre-clean the transducer prior to high-level disinfection.

“Cleaning is the removal of visible soil… from objects and surfaces and normally is accomplished manually or mechanically using water with detergents or enzymatic products. Thorough cleaning is essential before high-level disinfection… because inorganic and organic material that remains on the surfaces of instruments interfere with the effectiveness of these processes.” 1

AIUM guidelines for compliant pre-cleaning includes: a running water supply, a dampened soft cloth with mild non-abrasive liquid soap such as an enzymatic cleaner, and a soft cloth to dry the probe. 2

In addition to evidence-based guidelines like the AIUM’s, be sure to follow your probe manufacturer’s specific instructions for cleaning if they exist.

Pre-Clean
High-Level Disinfection
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High-Level Disinfection

Compliance is made simple with ASTRA TEE automated high-level disinfection. The ASTRA TEE disinfects up to two probes at once; 9 to 11 minutes total reprocessing time; no sleep mode.

“Probes such as rectal and vaginal, cryosurgical, transesophageal probes or devices also should be high level disinfected between patients.” 1

Help reduce long-term operating costs by using a reusable disinfectant. Compatible with Revital-OX RESERT® (hydrogen peroxide), CIDEX® OPA and MetriCide OPA. The ASTRA Starter Kit gives you easy access to all the accessories you need for ASTRA daily use.

Electrical leak tests help you properly maintain your TEE probes and protect patients. The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission requires leak testing between each use of your TEE probe. ASTRA TEE integrates easily with leakage testing systems and enables electronic logging of results.3

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Storage

The Joint Commission’s recommendation on semi-critical devices (TEE probes): “Store the device in a manner that will protect from damage or contamination...hanging vertically in a cabinet and storing in a clean environment.” 4

Store your probes the right way in a safe and clean storage environment. CIVCO’s storage cabinet hangs probes vertically, keeps the connectors and probes separate, and features a HEPA filter with change indicator light.

TEE tip guards protects the transducer from damage during storage and transport between patients.

Storage






ASTRA TEE - Automated Transesophageal Probe Reprocessor

Watch this video for a brief demonstration of the ASTRA automated high-level disinfection system



Endovaginal/Endorectal


Point of Care
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Point of Care

CIVCO’s endocavity needle guidance systems are designed to correspond with on-screen software guidelines, directing instruments for accurate placement procedures. The complete line of endocavity solutions include transrectal and transvaginal guides for ultrasound transducers from leading ultrasound system manufacturers and are recommended for procedures such as: tissue biopsies, fluid aspirations, catheterization and marker placement.

CIVCO’s endocavity covers provide a viral barrier for protection against microbial migration, including viruses, bacteria, and bloodborne pathogens.

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Pre-Clean

CIVCO’s line of enzymatic sponges, disinfectant wipes, and lint-free drying wipes are used to efficiently pre-clean the transducer prior to high-level disinfection, as is recommended by industry standards.

“Cleaning is the removal of visible soil… from objects and surfaces and normally is accomplished manually or mechanically using water with detergents or enzymatic products. Thorough cleaning is essential before high-level disinfection… because inorganic and organic material that remains on the surfaces of instruments interfere with the effectiveness of these processes.” 1

AIUM guidelines for compliant pre-cleaning includes: a running water supply, a dampened soft cloth with mild non-abrasive liquid soap such as an enzymatic cleaner, and a soft cloth to dry the probe. 2

In addition to evidence-based guidelines like the AIUM’s, be sure to follow your probe manufacturer’s specific instructions for cleaning if they exist.

Pre-Clean
High-Level Disinfection
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High-Level Disinfection

Compliance is made simple with the ASTRA® VR automated high-level disinfection. The ASTRA VR disinfects up to two probes at once, reprocesses probes in 10-13 minutes, and does not force a sleep mode.

The CDC recommends: “Probes such as rectal and vaginal, cryosurgical, transesophageal probes or devices also should be high level disinfected between patients.” 1

Help reduce long-term operating costs by using a reusable disinfectant. Compatible with Revital-OX RESERT® (hydrogen peroxide), CIDEX® OPA and MetriCide OPA. The ASTRA Starter Kit gives you easy access to all the accessories you need for ASTRA daily use.

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Storage

The Joint Commission’s recommendation on semi-critical devices (VR probes): “Store the device in a manner that will protect from damage or contamination...hanging vertically in a cabinet and storing in a clean environment.” 4

Store your probes the right way in a safe and clean storage environment. CIVCO’s storage cabinet hangs probes vertically, keeps the connectors and probes separate, and features a HEPA filter with change indicator light.

The ASTRA filter needs to be replaced every six months and the storage cabinet filter needs replaced yearly to comply with regulations.

Storage






ASTRA VR - Automated Endovaginal/Endorectal Probe Reprocessor

Watch this video for a brief demonstration of the ASTRA automated high-level disinfection system





1. CDC Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities, 2008.

2. AIUM Official Statements, Guidelines for Cleaning and Preparing External- and Internal-Use Ultrasound Probes Between Patients, Safe Handling, and Use of Ultrasound Coupling Gel, 2017

3. Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, IAC Standards and Guidelines for Adult Echocardiography Accreditation, 2017

4. The Joint Commission, Self-Contained High Level Disinfection Units - Semi-Critical Devices