Radiology Cassettes – A Hidden Source of Infection

As a technologist, you’re already well aware of the more obvious dangers in your field. Radiation exposure and proper patient handling, for example, are two areas that you likely focus on routinely. But what about the hidden dangers in our field? Today, we’d like to mention one such hazard lying in wait – infection. Specifically, the infection caused by dirty cassettes and other potentially contaminated radiology equipment.
Avoid a High Risk Source of Infection
Since radiation departments typically have a large amount of traffic on a daily basis, they are more at risk for being a source of hospital infections. Studies have also shown that cassettes and imaging plates, which frequently come into contact with a high number of patients, are a high risk source of infection to both staff members and patients alike. This is why facilities must take initiative to cover and then clean plates after their use. By neglecting to do so, you’re effectively opening up your co-workers and patients to a potential staph infection.
Take Action to Prevent Spreading
Combating infection in your facility requires a two-pronged approach. The first action to take is cleaning and disinfecting your receptors. Bacteria can live for a long time on a piece of medical equipment so it’s important to clean after each use. The second course of action is to cover a receptor before it’s next use on a patient. Image receptor covers go a long way in eliminating the risk of infection and, combined with cleaning, are a very effective way of eliminating risks to more patients.
Eliminating Infections with Our Receptor Covers
Techno-Aide offers disinfectant wipes and imaging receptor covers that will more than eliminate the worry of staph infection. Our alcohol free sanitizing wipes meet CDC and OSHA requirements and are perfect for a wide range of use in a medical facility, including imaging equipment. Our receptor covers are a great resource for technologists. They’re leak-proof and heavy duty, ensuring that cross-contamination won’t be an issue for your patient. By using these covers, you’re stopping the problem before it starts.
Don’t get caught off guard by dangerous workplace infections. Stay on top of the problem by being diligent with your use of disinfectants and sanitizing wipes. Our alcohol free wipes are a simple and effective solution to this hazardous problem. Make your work environment a safe one and come visit our website to learn more about our disinfectant wipes. And remember – keep those cassettes clean and covered!

 

As a technologist, you’re already well aware of the more obvious dangers in your field. Radiation exposure and proper patient handling, for example, are two areas that you likely focus on routinely. But what about the hidden dangers in our field? Today, we’d like to mention one such hazard lying in wait – infection. Specifically, the infection caused by dirty cassettes and other potentially contaminated radiology equipment.

Avoid a High Risk Source of Infection

Since radiation departments typically have a large amount of traffic on a daily basis, they are more at risk for being a source of hospital infections. Studies have also shown that cassettes and imaging plates, which frequently come into contact with a high number of patients, are a high risk source of infection to both staff members and patients alike. This is why facilities must take initiative to cover and then clean plates after their use. By neglecting to do so, you’re effectively opening up your co-workers and patients to a potential staph infection.

Take Action to Prevent Spreading

 Combating infection in your facility requires a two-pronged approach. The first action to take is cleaning and disinfecting your receptors. Bacteria can live for a long time on a piece of medical equipment so it’s important to clean after each use. The second course of action is to cover a receptor before it’s next use on a patient. Image receptor covers go a long way in eliminating the risk of infection and, combined with cleaning, are a very effective way of eliminating risks to more patients.

Eliminate Infections with Our Receptor Covers

 Techno-Aide offers disinfectant wipes and imaging receptor covers that will more than eliminate the worry of staph infection. Our alcohol free sanitizing wipes meet CDC and OSHA requirements and are perfect for a wide range of use in a medical facility, including imaging equipment. Our receptor covers are a great resource for technologists. They’re leak-proof and heavy duty, ensuring that cross-contamination won’t be an issue for your patient. By using these covers, you’re stopping the problem before it starts.

Written by Techno-Aide

Posted in Radiology.