The ultrasound department plays a crucial role in any medical centre. Partly, because it does such important imaging work. And, partly, because it’s on the front line of infection prevention.
With patients going in and out all day, and with the same probes being used on multiple people, there’s a serious risk of spreading dangerous bacteria and viruses. So probes need to be thoroughly cleaned after every use. That’s why Whiteley developed Matrix Wipes, which is a ready-to-use detergent wipe you can use to clean and remove biofilm from probes.
“It is good practice for shared clinical equipment to be cleaned with a detergent solution between patient uses, and disinfected where indicated,” according to the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare.