MedWrench Q&A Blog with Christopher Turner from C&C Medical Solutions!
In todays edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Christopher Turner, owner of C&C Medical Solutions, Inc.
Wed May 07 2014
In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Christopher Turner, owner of C&C Medical Solutions, Inc. Chris was kind enough to take a couple of minutes to chat with me and answer a few questions concerning Ultrasound Transducers! Be sure to check out C&C Medical Solutions for all of your ultrasound transducer needs!
What preventative maintenance tips would you suggest for Ultrasound Transducers?
A PM on transducers should coincide with the unit that the transducers are “attached or used” to or with. The frequency should be once a year at a minimum; twice a year if the system is used 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Keep in mind, preventative maintenance is always less costly than a failure…!!!
How often should Ultrasound Transducers be cleaned?
Before and after every use or exam.
What cleaning methods do you suggest for Ultrasound Transducers?
Always follow the guidelines as listed in the OEM’s operator’s manual.
Does the solution you use for disinfection have alcohol as a main ingredient?
Not necessarily. Some OEM’s actually advise against using alcohol. Instead they recommend the use of “compatible germicides” or “enzymatic cleaners”. Once again, always follow the guidelines as listed in the OEM’s operator’s manual.
What advice do you have for someone looking to purchase an Ultrasound Transducer?
Just like a system purchase, please do your homework. Not only on the transducer that you are buying, but whom you are buying it from. Get references even if you are buying from an OEM. Does the company, (or company’s sales representative), have a good reputation in the marketplace?
Are there any benefits to purchasing refurbished vs. new?
Buying a preowned transducer can save up to 50 to 70% in investment/replacement costs as long as it still functions to OEM standards. Ask the company you are thinking of buying a preowned transducer from what their quality statement is. I have included C&C Medical Solutions Transducer Testing Quality Statement as a guide:
"An array with more than 4 (four) weak elements in aggregate, or 2 (two) consecutive weak elements will be considered unacceptable for an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) probe or new replacement transducer. C&C Medical Solutions adheres to these criteria fully under our inspection/warranty policy and it is equal to or higher than OEM standards for new transducers.”
With that in mind, why wouldn’t you buy a preowned transducer from a quality minded/reputable company?
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