Ultrasound Probe Covers and Infection Prevention

One of the key challenges healthcare organizations face is the prevention and control of infections. In fact, one of the most common areas of non-compliance from The Joint Commission'''s audits of hospital facilities is related to infection control.

Covering your ultrasound transducer for each procedure is an important way to prevent cross-contamination and reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

Probe covers are recommended by the FDA, the CDC, and major ultrasound manufacturers such as GE and Philips for the protection of patients, clinicians, and ultrasound transducers.

"Probes used in semi-critical applications should be sterilized between uses whenever feasible, but high-level disinfection is minimally acceptable. In addition, the use of a sheath is recommended for every semi-critical use of the probe."
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

CIVCO has been a leader in infection control for 20 years, developing innovative ultrasound probe covers that offer a variety of clinical solutions. The quality of CIVCO probe covers remains unchanged, consistently trusted by clinicians around the globe and using the highest quality materials available.

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