Lumicare ONE’s high level probe disinfection is achieved using UV-C

Many probes are classified as semi-critical devices requiring high-level disinfection (HLD) to mitigate the risk of infection transmission. 

It is vital that ultrasound probes are adequately disinfected between patients, especially following an intra-cavity or interventional procedures.  Developed in Australia with direct user input from clinicians and sonographers, Lumicare ONE is a device that delivers UV-C by high powered LED technology. Using UV-C irradiation the device disinfects probes in around 90 seconds, with automated validation and traceability providing benefits to patients and clinicians, and adherence to best practice guidelines.

UVC irradiation is a highly effective and reliable method for achieving high level disinfection (HLD).  High energy photons of UV-C light damage the RNA or DNA in pathogens, rendering the microorganism unable to replicate and spread infection.

Introducing the Lumicare ONE, delivering UVC by high-powered LED technology. 

LED technology presents many advantages, says Lumicare,  including energy efficiency, durability, compact size, and a longer operational lifespan. UV-C LEDs emit precise wavelengths, optimising germicidal efficiency, and eliminate environmental hazards and waste disposal challenges. UV-C LEDs generate minimal surface heat during operation, particularly important when processing sensitive oil-filled 3D/4D volume transducers. “For a cost-burdened healthcare service, UV-C LED technology can provide economic, environmental and safety benefits compared to other disinfection methods,” Lumicare says.

Best practice also demands detailed record-keeping and traceability.

The disinfection system reduces the burden of patient-transducer-operator traceability as it integrates with a hospitals’ PACS systems via Modality Worklist and DICOM Store.  Users select the patient on the Lumicare ONE, complete the required probe disinfection cycle and a digital record of the patient-transducer-operator data is sent to the patient’s file,.

Lumicare ONE – making light work of high-level disinfection.

Visit: lumicare.one or contact i3 Medical Ltd: info@i3medical.co.uk.

Visit Lumicare on stand 24.

This news story has been sponsored by the companies concerned and does not represent the views or opinions of RAD Magazine.  Visit our dedicated Ultrasound 2023 conference page to find out more.

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