Coventry replaces manual wipes with automated disinfection

With clinical lead Dr Bettina Kleine are ultrasound support workers Lindsey Barnett, Christine Wailes, Laura Khan and Kim Jolly.

The Diagnostic Ultrasound Coventry NHS service run by the Holbrooks Health Team is now using an automated high level disinfection system to reprocess its ultrasound probes.  Previously the service was using a manual wipe system before it switched to the fully automated trophon EPR system designed and manufactured by Nanosonics.

Clinical lead Dr Bettina Kleine explained that the service switched to an automated system to mitigate the risks of cross contamination on a managed equipment service basis.  “We decided to implement a high level disinfection solution as our standard of care,” she said.

“Compared to the three wipe manual system that we used previously, our team is confident that trophon provides a better option to deliver probe disinfection.  Our sonographer and healthcare assistant team is extremely happy with the decision to switch from manual disinfection to automated disinfection.”

See the full report on page 15 of the March 2017 issue of RAD Magazine.

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