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  • Background to the HPS/HFS guidelines
  • Meeting the HPS/HFS guideline requirements
  • Selecting a disinfection system
  • What to consider before you purchase a disinfection system
 

trophon® The simple compliance solution

One of the options recommended by the new HPS/HFS guidelines is Nanosonics’ trophon EPR.

The trophon EPR is the world’s leading automated high level disinfection (HLD) system for ultrasound probes. Designed specifically for ultrasound probes, trophon EPR delivers a simple solution to ensure your facility complies with all the guideline requirements.

Convenient Point Of Care use

  • The trophon system is fully closed and disinfectant cartridges remain sealed until they are inserted into the device.
  • Convenient location at the Point Of Care dramatically improves workflow and disinfection turnaround times. And the risk of probe damage due to transport to and from a separate decontamination room is eliminated.

Validated probe compatibility

  • The trophon system has undergone extensive validation by all major and many smaller probe manufacturers.
  • The Medical Devices Directive mandates that ultrasound probes must be validated with any disinfection system by the probe manufacturer for compatibility.
  • More than 1,000 probes are now validated for use with trophon.

Only system proven to kill HPV

  • trophon is the only system proven to kill high-risk, cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).1
  • No other HLD systems have published evidence of testing against “real” natural, infectious HPV.

Convenient Point Of Care use

  • The trophon system is fully closed and disinfectant cartridges remain sealed until they are inserted into the device.
  • Convenient location at the Point Of Care dramatically improves workflow and disinfection turnaround times. And the risk of probe damage due to transport to and from a separate decontamination room is eliminated.

Validated probe compatibility

  • The trophon system has undergone extensive validation by all major and many smaller probe manufacturers.
  • The Medical Devices Directive mandates that ultrasound probes must be validated with any disinfection system by the probe manufacturer for compatibility.
  • More than 1,000 probes are now validated for use with trophon.

Only system proven to kill HPV

  • trophon is the only system proven to kill high-risk, cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV).1
  • No other HLD systems have published evidence of testing against “real” natural, infectious HPV.
The ONLY ultrasound high
level disinfection system
proven to kill HPV

HPV is a real risk in ultrasound exams. Published studies have shown that there is a risk of cross contamination between patients. Up to 7% of ultrasound probes remain contaminated with HPV despite the use of probe covers and routine disinfection.2-4

HPV can be transmitted non-sexually and, as a very stable virus, it can remain infectious on surfaces for days.5,6

trophon is the global gold standard for HLD

trophon EPR is a global standard of care for high level disinfection of ultrasound probes. It complies with leading healthcare recommendations7 and is cleared for sale in all major worldwide markets.

Consistent disinfection process with a traceability solution

The automated trophon EPR assures process consistency in every HLD cycle. An optional traceability solution helps ensure you meet HPS/HFS guideline requirements.

Nanosonics and the trophon EPR

Nanosonics is the inventor, manufacturer and global distributor of the trophon EPR. The device is supported by dedicated Nanosonics sales and service professionals who have in-depth knowledge of infection prevention in ultrasound.

To arrange a meeting,
demonstration or equipment trial,
please contact the Nanosonics UK team.
Call 01484 860581
email ukinfo@nanosonics.eu
or visit www.nanosonics.co.uk

Discover the technology behind the world’s leading high level disinfection system for ultrasound probe

REFERENCES 1. Ryndock E, Robison R, Meyers C. Susceptability of HPV16 and 18 to high level disinfectants indicated for semi-critical ultrasound probes. J Med Virol. Published online 13 Nov 2015. DOI 10.1002/jmv.24421. 2. Casalegno et. Al.: High Risk HPV Contamination of Endocavity Vaginal Ultrasound Probes: An Underestimated Route of Nosocomial Infection? PLOS ONE, Oct 2012, Volume 7, Issue 10. 3. Ma et al.: Transvaginal ultrasound probe contamination by the human papillomavirus in the emergency department, Emerg Med J, 2012. 4. M’Zali et al. Persistence of microbial contamination on transvaginal ultrasound probes despite low-level disinfection procedure. PLoS One 2014;9:e93368. 5. Ryndock EJ, Meyers C., A risk for non-sexual transmission of human papilloma virus? Expert Rev. Anti Infect. Ther. 12(10), 1165-1170 (2014). 6. Liu Z, et al. Penises not required: a systematic review of the potential for human papillomavirus horizontal transmission that is non-sexual or does not include penile penetration. Sexual Health, 2016, 13, 10–21. 7. NHS Welsh Guidelines, CDC, AIUM, AAOR, ANSI, AAMI, RKI, DGSV