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Transducer and System Care

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Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing TEE Transducers

The following topics explain how to clean, disinfect, and sterilize TEE transducers. To determine the appropriate care method for your transducer, see Choosing the Correct Transducer Care Method.

Upon receiving your new transducer, disinfect it before performing the first study. Clean and disinfect the transducer immediately after each use to protect patients and personnel from pathogens. Establish and clearly post a cleaning procedure that includes the following steps.


For non-TEE transducer care instructions, see Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Non-TEE Transducers.


The following figure identifies the components of TEE transducers.

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