Spotlight on infection control:

Ultrasound probe disinfection best practices and compliance

Moderated by Robert De Jong, the Nanosonics symposium was a great success. The audience heard from Marcia Patrick, an expert in infection control, about how to comply with audit requirements and about the need for proper processes and procedures to ensure patient and sonographer safety.

Prof Craig Meyers provided valuable insights into the latest research on HPV and the risk of cross-infection through ultrasound probe use.

If you missed out on the great content that was available (or if you attended but wish to know more), the symposium videos and presentations are now available for viewing and download.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe infection risk across diverse sonography applications
  • Establish ultrasound probe disinfection procedures that will ensure patient safety and meet accreditation requirements
  • Describe the evidence for the risk of HPV transmission from ultrasound probes
  • Understand the limitations in the efficacy of commonly used ultrasound probe disinfectants against HPV
  • Describe the regulatory criteria that must be met by an ultrasound probe high level disinfectant to claim efficacy against HPV

SYMPOSIUM PRESENTATIONS

Marcia Patrick

RN, MSN, CIC, Infection Prevention Consultant and AAAHC Surveyor

High level disinfection in ultrasound
 

Craig Meyers

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

REDUCING HPV TRANSMISSION RISK FROM ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES

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