Document Detail


Guidelines for transoesophageal echocardiographic probe cleaning and disinfection from the British Society of Echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21998464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The clinical utility of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is well established. Being a semi-invasive procedure, however, the potential for transmission of infection between sequential patients exists. This has implications for the protection of both patients and medical staff. Guidelines for disinfection during gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) have been in place for many years.(1,2) Unfortunately, similar guidance is lacking with respect to TOE. Although traversing the same body cavities and sharing many similarities with upper GIE, there are fundamental structural and procedural differences with TOE which merit special consideration in establishing a decontamination protocol. This document provides recommendations for TOE probe decontamination based on the available evidence, expert opinion, and modification of the current British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines.
Authors:
P Kanagala; C Bradley; P Hoffman; R P Steeds
Related Documents :
21162114 - Abstracts of the american college of rheumatology/association of rheumatology health pr...
12338064 - henan planned parenthood meeting
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  i17-i23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Anatomy of the left atrium for interventional echocardiography.
Next Document:  The pivotal role of echocardiography in cardiac sources of embolism.