Processing Ultrasound Transducers
Proper Processing of Ultrasound Transducers is extremely important to ensure safe care for patients. Ultrasound Transducers are used in many healthcare settings for diagnosis and treatment and need to be cleaned and disinfected in different ways depending on the procedure for which they are used. Therefore, with ultrasound use extending far beyond the conventional settings of radiology, cardiology, and obstetrics, it is necessary that users be familiar with methods to clean and reprocess transducers according to manufacturer guidelines.
This course provides critical tips and solutions for the safe reprocessing of transducers using evidence based practice methodologies to prevent infection. Learn best practices about cleaning and disinfecting endoscopes and surgical instruments to protect patients.
Understand the Importance of Proper Processing of Ultrasound Transducers to ensure safe care for patients as outlined in this course. Interested in our Nursing Contact Hours opportunity?
Learn & Apply
How to Provide Safe, Effective Processing
Understand the Importance of Proper Processing of Ultrasound Transducers
Determine which disinfection process to use for the type of ultrasound transducer used
Learn process steps for ultrasound transducers (low and high level disinfection)
About the Instructor
Denise Smith, RN, MS, CLNC, HACP
Denise Smith is a Senior Consultant with Courtemanche & Associates. In this role she is responsible for assessing healthcare organizational readiness for licensing, certification, accreditation, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive knowledge in the requirements of The Joint Commission, DNV, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services including knowledge in their survey process, auditing approach and survey outcome determination. She also has knowledge and experience in AAHC and other regulatory and accreditation organizations. She assists organizations with survey preparation, educational needs, post survey activities, patient safety strategies and quality improvement initiatives. Denise has more than 40 years of experience and expertise in Infection Prevention, Sterile Processing, Legal Nurse Consulting, Quality and Resource Management, Clinical Education, in acute inpatient and outpatient care settings.