Sonosite Ultrasound Probes Compatibility

Sonosite Ultrasound Probes Compatibility – Germitec Chronos

Sonosite Ultrasound Probes Compatible with Chronos
UV-C High Level Disinfection system
for Any probe. Anywhere. Anytime.

When seconds count, Medical teams in Day Surgery, Emergency and Intensive Care Units need to think fast and act fast. The new Sonosite PX, designed for the way clinicians deliver care, provides fast access to controls, streamlines clinical workflow, and optimises bedside ergonomics. It allows clinicians to achieve a quick diagnosis and management for Any patient. Anywhere. Anytime.  

Sonosite has been dedicated to empowering clinicians to innovate the practice of medicine for better patient care. With over 140,000 Sonosite machines installed worldwide, they continue to partner with clinicians to bring the benefits of ultrasound to the point of care.

Sonosites’ new interface, can easily be cleaned and disinfected. In combination with Chronos in High Level Disinfection for ultrasound probe, it further reduces the cross-infection risks and Healthcare-Acquired infections (HAIs).

Chronos Ideal for Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Sonosite never forgets who’s behind the scan. Chronos is designed with the clinicians in mind. Empowering them with a Faster. Simpler. Cleaner. High Level Disinfection system for seamless workflows.

With quick turnaround times, performing 10 to 30 blocks per day, including single-shot injections and catheter placements, it is often not practical to move probes to and from Central Sterilisation Departments for disinfection. Due to ultrasound probes reusable nature, they are ideal vectors for cross-contamination if not cleaned and disinfected correctly.

To achieve the full benefits of utilising ultrasound at the point of care, clinicians need to quickly High Level Disinfect (HLD) their ultrasound probe between patients. HLD is the only way to ensure all Non-Enveloped Viruses (norovirus, HAV, HPV) and Enveloped Viruses (HSV, Flu) are killed to reduce cross-infection risk between patients and medical teams.1-4

Recently, the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM), Ultrasound Special Interest Group (USIG) published guidelines to reduce pathogen transmission from ultrasound use. The group recommends HLD as the standard of care following ultrasound-guided procedures within Intensive Care.5

Both Chronos and Sonosite bring different innovative solutions that bring confidence and safety to the clinical environment.

Germitec Chronos HLD Sonosite PX

GERMITEC Probe Compatibility has
over 1000+ probes approved

Germitec Chamber HLD Sonosite Transducer

As for the internal compatibility procedure, GERMITEC has tested more than 1000 ultrasound probes from numerous world-known manufacturers, (SONOSITE, PHILIPS, SIEMENS, BK, MINDRAY, SAMSUNG, HITACHI-ALOKA, ESAOTE, SUPERSONIC IMAGINE, GE HEALTHCARE,). The entire list of specific probe types and manufacturers is available on request.

The list is regularly updated as the number of our clients grow, and more probe manufacturers come in touch with our technology.

GERMITEC eagerly awaits working with new players in the expanding Point of Care Ultrasound Market. Together providing a better and safer working environment in probe disinfection at point of care.

In the meantime, GERMITEC looks to the future of the constantly changing market of medical devices and its needs, taking steps to be the very best of what the industry has to offer.

Probe Compatibility Testing

Given their size and vulnerability, ultrasound probes are among the most expensive and sensitive pieces of equipment used in medicine.

This is why GERMITEC has a proactive approach to this matter. Apart from strict internal procedures to determine the compatibility of Chronos with various types of ultrasound probes, GERMITEC closely cooperates with probe manufacturers across the globe to acquire their approval for its usage.

For further information on ultrasound probe compatibility, please contact Germitec for a comprehensive probe compatibility list.

  1. CDC Health Alert Network September 11, 2015. Available from: http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00382.asp.
  2. Keys et al., Efforts to Attenuate the Spread of Infection (EASI): a prospective, observational multi-center survey of ultrasound equipment in Australian emergency departments and intensive care units. Crit Care Resusc 2015; 17: 43–6.
  3. Johnson et al.,Evaluation of a Hydrogen Peroxide-Based System for High-Level Disinfection of Vaginal Ultrasound Probes, Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, 32:1799-804, 2013.
  4. Meyers C, Milici J, Robison R (2017) UVC radiation as an effective disinfectant method to inactivate human papillomaviruses. PLoS ONE 12 (10): e0187377.
  5. Costello et al.,Prevention of pathogen transmission during ultrasound use in the Intensive Care Unit: Recommendations from the College of Intensive Care Medicine Ultrasound Special Interest Group (USIG) https://doi.org/10.1002/ajum.12205
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