Insights Imaging (2017) 8:523–535 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13244-017-0580-3 GUIDELINE Infection prevention and control in ultrasound - best practice recommendations from the European Society of Radiology Ultrasound Working Group 1 2,3 4 5 Christiane M. Nyhsen & Hilary Humphreys & Roland J. Koerner & Nicolas Grenier & 6 7 8 9 Adrian Brady & Paul Sidhu & Carlos Nicolau & Gerhard Mostbeck & 10 11 12 Mirko D’Onofrio & Afshin Gangi & Michel Claudon Received: 25 July 2017 /Revised: 3 October 2017 /Accepted: 5 October 2017 /Published online: 27 November 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract and microbiologists, in consultation with European patient Objectives The objective of these recommendations is to and industry representatives. highlight the importance of infection prevention and control Recommendations Good basic hygiene standards are essential. in ultrasound (US), including diagnostic and interventional All US equipment must be approved prior to first use, including settings. hand held devices. Any equipment in direct patient contact must Methods Review of available publications and discussion be cleaned and disinfected prior to first use and after every exam- within a multidisciplinary group consistent of radiologists ination. Regular deep cleaning of the entire US machine and * Christiane M.
Insights into Imaging – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 27, 2017
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