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COVID-19 Information Clearinghouse

Brought to you by an alliance of sonography organizations.

Welcome. The COVID-19 information links and resources within these pages were curated for you by an alliance of sonography organizations – AIUM, ARDMS, ASE, IAC, JRC-CVT, JRC-DMS, SDMS and SVU.

The Alliance stands with the Registrant and sonography community in calling for PPEs and limiting elective sonography studies. To help you advocate for immediate change at your practice setting, please download and share the following letters with your employer, healthcare administrators and others.
AIUM Letter
ARDMS Letter
– SDMS Letter
Other Healthcare Organizations (have been sent to government officials, regulatory bodies and the medical community)

The above are only a few of the resources that we utilize to monitor the ongoing situation. Reduce your chances of being infected and/or spreading COVID-19 by taking these simple precautions as outlined by the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going the bathroom; before eating; and blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or bent elbow and dispose of the tissue immediately.
  • Maintain at least 1-meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
    • Only use a mask if you have symptoms of COVID-19. Masks do not help against becoming infected, only against the spreading of the disease, and should be saved for patients who have been infected and the health care providers treating them.

Guidelines for cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of transducers -PDF version of latest disinfection guidelines for all Canon transducers
– Cleaning Guidelines -Link to page with cleaning guidelines and other resources; will be updated with guidelines specific to COVID-19 soon
Canon Medical COVID-19 website

– Transducer Care site – https://www.gehealthcare.com/products/ultrasound/ultrasound-transducers  – provides approved cleaners, disinfectants, and gels for all the various probes
– GE system cleaning site: https://cleaning.gehealthcare.com/ – provides cleaning instructions and details for the systems overall
– GE Healthcare COVID-19 Resources website
– GE Healthcare COVID-19 Cleaning & Disinfection FAQs

Z6Ms True Volume Transesophageal Transducer Care Guide – A presentation that goes into detail on the care and cleaning of Siemens’ TEE transducers
Z6Ms on the ACUSON SC2000 Ultrasound System – A flier for an online tutorial course through Siemens’ PEPconnect Customer Online Training site
Transesophageal Transducer Cleaning and Care Guide – A quick-reference poster on care and cleaning of Siemens’ TEE transducers

Disclaimer: The information, views and opinions expressed within this COVID-19 Clearinghouse website do not necessarily reflect the official policies, positions, missions or governing bylaws of the individual organizations of this informal sonography alliance. This website is for informational purposes only, does not provide medical advice and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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