ProbeLogic recommend the following test procedure as a guideline before every use.
If a probe is found to fail any of these guidelines it is recommended that the probe not be used and a full transducer test be performed by a qualified ProbeLogic representative.
Scrutinize the entire transducer and test all controls (if relevant) including inspections of the case, cable and connector.
In the case of TEE probes carefully inspect the entire surface of the insertion tube, distal tip and lens checking for protrusions, holes, dents, abrasions, cuts, burrs or cracks to ensure that no damage is present. Obviously this is very important for your safety and the safety of your patient.
If your transducer type requires disinfection of the probe after each use, it is recommended a visual inspection be performed before the disinfection process, to ensure there is no damage that could allow fluid ingress into the probe.
If fluid ingress does occur, do not connect the transducer to the …