TIPS FOR CLEANING ENDOCAVITY TRANSDUCERS
- Cleaning is the removal of foreign material from objects and is normally accomplished using water with detergents or enzymatic products.
- Thorough cleaning is required before high-level disinfection and sterilization because inorganic and organic materials that remain on the surfaces of instruments interfere with the effectiveness of these processes
1.Disassemble (if there is a needle guide)
2.Remove the probe cover
3.Clean probe immediately by using a soft brush with nonabrasive detergent
4.Rinse with tap water
5.Dry with cloth/towel or air dry
|Use a damp gauze pad or other soft cloth and a small amount of mild nonabrasive liquid soap (household dishwashing liquid is ideal) to thoroughly cleanse the transducer.
|Use running water to remove any residual gel or debris from the probe.
|Rinse the transducer thoroughly with running water, and then dry the transducer with a soft cloth or paper towel