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High-Level Disinfection for Endovaginal Ultrasound Probes: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Published on: February 8, 2017
Project Number: RB1063-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of an aerosolized peroxide disinfection system versus 2% accelerated hydrogen for the decontamination of endovaginal ultrasound probes?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of high-level disinfectants for the decontamination of endovaginal ultrasound probes?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of high-level disinfectants for the decontamination of endovaginal ultrasound probes?

Key Message

No literature was identified regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and evidence-based guidelines for the decontamination of endovaginal ultrasound probes.

Tags

infection control, disinfection, hydrogen peroxide, ultrasonography, medical devices