Semi-Critical Cleaning Instructions
Cleaning and disinfecting instructions for semi-critical medical devices. The system or transducer has come in contact with broken skin, blood, mucosal
membranes, or bodily fluids.
Lightly wipe down outer areas of the system console with SONO that were touched during the procedure. Do not squeeze the towel over keys or areas where liquid can penetrate to the electronics. If you are going to wipe vigorously to remove gel or visible soil, it is recommended that you turn the unit off and unplug from the wall.
Remove any gel from the surface of the transducer with a non‐abrasive, lint free dry wipe.
Take a wipe and lightly move around the transducer where contact with the patient was made.
Wrap the wipe around the head of the transducer and leave in transducer holder as you prepare for your next patient. (this process will guarantee that the contact time for proper disinfection was made)
Take the cloth and wipe down the head again and the cable of the transducer and let air dry
This process should be done with each transducer used on the patient.