Changing how hospitals disinfect TOE probes
Friday, 01 November, 2019
The TD 100CE automated TOE probe disinfector is designed to provide high-level disinfection of transesophageal (TOE) ultrasound probes. The TD 100CE disinfects each TOE probe with TD 8 disinfectant and provides printed verification upon completion of a successful disinfection cycle. Microprocessor controlled, the TD 100CE is simple to use for any healthcare professional reprocessing a used TOE ultrasound probe.
- 5 minutes high-level disinfection
- 5 individual rinse cycles after disinfection cycle is complete
- Built-in advanced vapour management system captures and neutralises disinfectant fumes
- Microprocessor controlled for ease of use by medical personnel
- Repeatable, verified disinfection cycle
- A printed record of successful disinfection cycle
- Single-use TD8 high-level disinfectant
- Full diagnostic check of each disinfection cycle
- No MRC testing necessary for high-level disinfectant
- TGA ARTG# 319542
Fast & Easy to Use
After inserting an enzymatically cleaned and dried TOE probe into the TD 100CE, you simply follow the clear prompts on the display. This takes less than one minute to enter operator and probe details that will be printed on the verification report along with the contact time and average disinfectant temperature after a successful disinfection cycle. The TD 100CE automatically continues the process of high-level disinfection followed by five cold water rinses for a total of 17 minutes of total reprocess time. When comparing that to the labour-intensive manual process for disinfection and rinsing, the TD 100CE is extremely efficient and provides a repeatable result. Additionally, the high-level TD-8 disinfectant used in the TD 100CE is single-use and does not require the staff member to perform an MRC test on the solution to confirm efficacy before high-level disinfection.
Protects Your Probes
The TD 100CE dramatically reduces the amount of stress and the potential for damage to TOE probes. The system was designed with every aspect of the TOE probe taken into consideration. The control handset is held securely within the TD 100CE, while strain and stress are minimised from the cable and electronic pack adapter with a specially designed hanger and mounts for both. The TD 100CE suspends the TOE probe in a custom-fitted bracket that holds the control handle securely while the insertion shaft of the probe is placed within the disinfection reservoir for high-level disinfection. The TD 100CE is designed to prevent over-soaking as this is the second leading reported damage to TOE probes beyond being dropped or struck by another object. Manual reprocessing can expose your TOE probes to this type of expensive damage.
Protects Your Staff
The TD 100CE utilises a dedicated single-use 500 mL bottle of disinfectant. The high-level disinfectant container seal is opened inside the machine. The TD 100CE was engineered with an advanced vapour management filtration system that adsorbs and neutralises vapours released during the high-level disinfection process. Splashes and spills are trapped within the disinfectant reservoir while the fumes are captured by the advanced vapour management system to minimise operator exposure. The TD 100CE uses a fresh bottle of high-level disinfectant each cycle, eliminating the need for a healthcare professional to conduct MRC testing and have the potential of exposure to the high-level disinfectant vapours. The TD 100CE was engineered to provide unsurpassed operator safety from exposure to high-level disinfectant vapours.
The TD 100CE performs continuous self-diagnostic tests that confirm the result in a printed report after each cycle. The successful disinfection record contains the date, time, disinfectant type, disinfectant lot number, disinfectant contact time, average disinfectant temperature and both the operator and probe identification. The verification ticket can be recorded in the HLD Tracker provided by AMT Group for audit purposes. If needed, additional copies of the record can be printed directly from the device and used to accompany the disinfected TOE ultrasound probe to the procedure room. The HLD Tracker can also be used to document electrical leakage testing results as well as pertinent patient information.
For more information, please visit https://amtintlgroup.com.au/td-100-automated-tee-probe-disinfector/.
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