Complete Probe Reprocessing

Complete Probe Reprocessing

For years CS Medical has built our TEE probe reprocessing model around our ten-step program, but as technology has advanced, this model has slowly become outdated. We have made enormous strides in automation, a science-backed method to reduce error and guarantee uniform, superior results. As a result, we're pleased to introduce the latest model in TEE probe reprocessing: Complete Probe Reprocessing.

With Complete Probe Reprocessing, there are now just seven steps to keep track of when reprocessing a TEE ultrasound probe:

Complete Probe Reprocessing Workflow
TEEZyme Sponge TPorter® TEE Probe Transportation Case Ultrasound Transducer Leakage Tester TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector QwikDry® Ultrasound Probe Drying Cloth CleanShield® TEE Probe Storage Cabinet TPorter® TEE Probe Procedure Case
  1. Point of Use Cleaning

    Immediately upon removing the TEE probe from the patient, the probe must be bedside cleaned (also known as pre-cleaning or point of use cleaning). A pre-soaked sponge, like the TEEZyme® Enzymatic Sponge, is the best tool to remove organic and inorganic soil from the insertion tube and to prevent any remaining soil from drying on the probe. This step is required for the successful reprocessing of TEE probes.

  2. Soiled TEE Probe Transportation

    The soiled TEE probe must next be transported to the proper location for reprocessing. The best solution for this step will keep the probe moist, protect the probe from damage, protect staff and patients from exposure, and clearly label the probe as dirty. The TPorter® TEE Ultrasound Probe Transportation Case with the was carefully designed to provide standardized care and handling of soiled TEE probes during transportation.

  3. Electrical Leakage Testing

    Electrical leakage testing must be performed between every use of a TEE probe; this ensures the safety of patients and staff, preventing a damaged probe from being used on a patient. Consequences from using a probe that has an electrical problem could range from inconclusive testing to even death of a patient; electrical leakage testing must never be skipped and is required for all IAC accredited facilities. CS Medical offers the ULT-2020 ultrasound leakage tester and respective adapters that are specific to each TEE probe. No matter which TEE probes your facility uses, we've got you covered.

  4. Cleaning and High-Level Disinfection

    What once took up a full four steps has now been whittled down to one simple step: TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector provides both manufacturers recommended cleaning and high-level disinfection of soiled TEE probes in the same FDA-cleared device. By using the TEEClean to automate the cleaning and disinfecting steps, you save your facility time, money, and effort. This science-based solution provides consistent, superior results every time.

  5. TEE Probe Drying

    Once a TEE probe has been fully cleaned, disinfected, and rinsed in the TEEClean, it must be thoroughly dried to prevent recontamination and the growth of bacteria. QwikDry® Ultrasound Drying Cloths are gamma-irradiated, meaning they won't introduce bacteria to the probe. And QwikDry's super absorbent matrix and ultra-smooth surface will help ensure the TEE probe's insertion tube will be absolutely dry and ready for storage.

  6. TEE Probe Storage

    Once a probe has been disinfected and dried, it is vital that the method of storage prevents recontamination and protects the probe from any damage. The CleanShield® TEE Ultrasound Probe Storage Cabinet is one excellent option available. Not only will the positive pressure HEPA filtered clean air minimize the chance of airborne contaminants entering into the cabinet, but the CleanShield also meets the most current Joint Commission standards for care.

  7. Clean TEE Probe Transportation

    When the TEE probe is ready to be used again, transportation to the procedure room must be a secure process that also prevents contamination of the probe. Employing the TPorter® TEE Ultrasound Probe Procedure Case with the is a perfect way to protect the probe and also ensure that you have everything you need to perform the TEE procedure. The TPorter conveniently includes spaces for each item required for a typical TEE procedure and even had spaces for "clean" and "dirty" tags, to properly label the TEE probe for all to see.

At CS Medical, we are always excited to come alongside you and help make your job a little simpler so you can focus on the most important part of what all of us in the healthcare industry want: to help people get and stay healthy.

About CS Medical

Founded in 2003, CS Medical LLC is a leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing medical devices that are designed to provide cleaning and high-level disinfection of ultrasound probes. Our products are engineered and developed with one single objective in mind: to minimize the potential of patient exposure to improperly reprocessed ultrasound probes. Our core products, the TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner Disinfector and Ethos Automated Ultrasound Probe Cleaner Disinfector, are examples of our ongoing commitment to innovation and to the health and safety of medical patients and staff.

Beyond cleaning and high-level disinfection of endocavity and surface ultrasound probes, CS Medical believes in managing the quality of care given to delicate ultrasound probes. Our product offering provides solutions for healthcare facilities to minimize ultrasound probe damage and reduce the potential of contaminating high-level disinfected probes prior to use. The products address the following areas: bedside cleaning, point of care cleaning, electrical leakage testing, drying, transporting, and storing the ultrasound probe. Our objective is to manage the care given to each ultrasound probe thus allowing for a reduction in healthcare associated infections.

Located in Creedmoor, North Carolina, CS Medical's products provide quality device care and storage by minimizing healthcare operational costs, improving device readiness, and increasing regulatory compliance.