How Can Navigator Help Infection Control?
Reduce Cross-Contamination With the Navigator 2.0 Gamma Probe System
Designed in mind for continuous use in the sterile field.
No need for sterile sleeves or gloves.
Made with high grade surgical stainless-steel
Certified to be compatible with most common low-temperature sterilizers.
Includes Internal Collimator
- Reduces risk of falling or losing
- No need to clean hard to reach areas
How Do You Sterilize The Navigator Probe?
Dilon’s SteriPro Virtual Sterilization Program. Sterilization of surgical gamma probes is the most optimal reprocessing method in the fight against cross-contamination. How to comply with standards set by accrediting organizations and prepare for the next infection control audit?
In-service cleaning and sterilization of the Navigator Wireless and Wired Probes. See how to achieve effective sterilization in surgical gamma probe reprocessing. Step by step cleaning and sterilization instructions can be found in the Navigator IFU. (dilon.com/ifu)
1. Joint Commission’s Take 5: 4-1-1 on Survey Enhancements.
https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/news-and-multimedia/podcasts/take-5-4-1-1-on-survey-enhancements/In recent years, The Joint Commission has found that immediate threat to life directly related to improperly sterilized or high-level disinfected equipment has increased significantly. Now, the Joint Commission incorporates enhanced evaluations during their on-site survey in four key areas they feel could pose the most risk to patients. One of these is the sterilization of reusable medical devices.
Reference: The Joint Commission. 4-1-1 on Survey Enhancements: New scoring revisions for IC.02.02.01 now in effect, posted 9/5/2018. Available at https://www.jointcommission.org/issues/article.aspx?Article=G%2FxUdh%2FVKujxJ12FY7q2i0ousSBZsyucrGSdk%2BHj1O8%3D.
The Joint Commission: High-Level Disinfection (HLD) and Sterilization BoosterPak https://www.jointcommission.org/resources/news-and-multimedia/newsletters/newsletters/joint-commission-online/
2. DID YOU KNOW? According to a recent study among surveyors who used a sterile cover on the surgical gamma probes, almost 1 in 5 experienced intraoperative cover perforation, leading to intraoperative contact of the probe with tissue and blood.
Reference: “The Intraoperative Gamma Probe for Sentinel Node Biopsy: A Critical Medical Product” http://www.clinicsinsurgery.com/pdfs_folder/cis-v4-id2525.pdf
3. The CDC recommends sterilization also in instances when various surgical probes are sheathed by calling an example about sheathed ultrasound probes. “Ultrasound probes used during surgical procedures also can contact sterile body sites. These probes can be covered with a sterile sheath to reduce the level of contamination on the probe and reduce the risk of infection. However, because the sheath does not completely protect the probe, the probes should be sterilized between each patient as with other critical items.”
Reference: Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities (2008) https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/index.html
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