High-level disinfection of ultrasound probes

GE Healthcare offers complete solutions for the high-level disinfection of ultrasound probes—keeping them protected from the end of one exam to the beginning of the next.

Helping you automate and standardize probe disinfection, GE Healthcare brings you solutions that simplify the process, minimize the possibility for errors, and maximize compliance. Because when you properly disinfect ultrasound probes, you protect staff, help your facility’s bottom line, and most importantly, deliver quality care to patients.
To learn more about cleaning GE Healthcare ultrasound products, visit these resources:

For specific information, refer to the product user manual or use this link.
For select products, the user manual may be available on board the system.
For more information about cleaning your scanner, visit the GE Healthcare Cleaning Compatibility Website.
To find cleaning and disinfection information for transducers, visit this web page.
Watch an informational video from Jeff Hersh, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of GE Healthcare on using ultrasound in a health crisis.

HLD solutions

We offer disinfection solutions for TEE transducers and ultrasound probes - depending on your needs.

GE HLD Solutions

The importance of HLD

  • 1 in 25 patients will acquire an infection during a hospital stay.1
  • Up to 70% of Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are preventable using existing infection prevention practices.4
  • 12.9% of transducers are contaminated with pathogenic bacteria following routine disinfection.2
  • HAIs cost the U.S. up to $147 billion annually in direct and indirect costs.3

Guidelines & recommendations

CDC
Guidelines

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AIUM Guidelines

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FDA
Guidelines

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AAMI Guidelines

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THE JOINT COMMISSION

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AORN Guidelines

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1. Electronically accessed. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdf
2. Leroy SJ. Hosp Infect 2013 83(2):99-106
3. Marchetti, A. and Rossiter, R. (2013). J Med Econ 2013 Dec;16(12):1399-404
4. Scott RD. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009)

Trademarks

TD 100 and TEEClean are trademarks of CS Medical, LLC. GE Healthcare is a distributor of TD 100 and TEEClean.
trophon is a trademark of Nanosonics, Ltd. GE Healthcare is a distributor of trophon2 and trophon EPR.