Press Release - kNOw Risk White Paper

Press Release - kNOw Risk White Paper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CREEDMOOR, NORTH CAROLINA – CS Medical LLC, with over 15 years of direct experience in the reprocessing market has just released a comprehensive guide to the risks involved in transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) ultrasound probe reprocessing and how to avoid those pitfalls.

Because TEE probe reprocessing is fraught with risk, CS Medical has pulled together a user’s guide to the various risks associated with TEE probe reprocessing. Altogether, CS Medical outlines ten major areas of risk to be aware of. Each step of the reprocessing procedure must be carefully and meticulously carried out; if not, the risks associated include damage to the healthcare facility’s reputation, major financial loss, and even danger to patients which could result in serious illness or death.

Always seeking to mitigate risks and to educate consumers and health care professionals, CS Medical dedicates time and resources to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients and facilities alike. Throughout the guide are various helpful ways to minimize risk for everyone involved while maintaining the highest standards for probe reprocessing. Using proven and repeatable scientific methods to achieve proper cleaning and high-level disinfection is at the heart of everything CS Medical works toward.

While the guide explains various ways to curtail risks, one particular suggestion stands out above the rest. According to the guide, the number one way to lessen the risks associated with TEE ultrasound probe reprocessing is to make use of automation whenever possible. The guide outlines that automation removes risks posed by human error and helps create a more involved and productive staff.

President of CS Medical, Mark Leath, expressed his eagerness to release this guide: "We are so excited to be able to provide our customers with an easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide to knowing the risks associated with TEE probe reprocessing. Ensuring that everyone is on the same page helps us all accomplish our goals of a healthier, safer world."

For more information or to obtain a copy of the kNOw Risk white paper please contact your CS Medical customer service representative or visit

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.