PCI Medical (CIVCO Medical Solutions) announces two new fully enclosed GUS Disinfection Soak Stations with longer disinfection containers. The new, long design allows for more thorough disinfection of endocavity probes. The GUS Disinfection Soak Station is designed to disinfect and rinse two endocavity probe at once. The new longer containers also can fit into existing GUS models. All systems can be used with OPA, glutaraldehyde, and hydrogen peroxide.
The new GUS systems let end users disinfect 5” above the probe handle. The design was developed in response to customers’ requests for a way to disinfect above the probe handle to prevent cross-contamination. “Customers in different states called us after their Joint Commission audits,” said Kathy Willard, Sales Manager. “Some inspectors were checking to see that the probe was disinfected above the strain relief, including the first part of the cable.” Newer probes are water-resistant and can be disinfected above the probe handle, but customers should check with their probe manufacturer.
In addition to the new length, the GUS systems are fully enclosed with a locking door that allows for placement in a patient area. GUS Disinfection Soak Stations protect staff and patients from potentially toxic fumes while helping customers to meet Joint Commission and OSHA standards. PCI manufactures special filters for those customers adapting to peracetic acid or hydrogen peroxide.
PCI medical manufactures and distributes the GUS° range of Disinfection Soak Stations. Over 6,500 healthcare facilities use the GUS systems to protect their staff from toxic vapors and their instruments from damage. GUS systems can be used with glutaraldehyde, OPA, and hydrogen peroxide. Depending on the selected disinfectant, disinfection can take anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes.