10 Recommendations for Point of Care Ultrasound
(POCUS) Probe Disinfection
To achieve the full ultrasound benefits in patient care, medical teams need to consider the contamination risk over repeated use of probes as a vector for pathogen transmission.
Various global guidelines have been published. But in response to current infectious diseases, specialty medical groups are publishing their own recommended guidelines, taking into account how ultrasound is practiced within their Specialty (Intensive Care, Emergency/A&E, Anaesthesia, Fertility Specialist), which is relevant to the wider medical community.
Based on these new emerging specialty guidelines, there are 10 recommendations to consider for ultrasound probe disinfection to prevent pathogen transmission during ultrasound use