The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) and the Australasian College for Infection Prevention Control (ACIPC) have released their joint ‘Guidelines for Reprocessing of Ultrasound Transducers’.

The guidelines, which have been based on the standards of AS/NZS4187:2014 and AS/NZS4185:2006, provide recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of all ultrasound transducers, as well as the use of ultrasound equipment during and after medical procedures. They detail the minimum standards of practice for reprocessing ultrasound transducers and reflect the available evidence based on best practice.

President of the ACIPC, Professor Ramon Shaban, has welcomed the release, describing it as an important guide for everyday infection control practice.

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