How Do We Take Care of Sensor Covers?

First refer to the instructions for use (IFU) that came with the sensor and make sure all staff that are working with that sensor are trained to the IFU and complying with the IFU. Some basic things to keep in mind are:

a.      Use a barrier specifically labeled for use on your medical and/or dental device. This means you cannot use products such as sandwich bags, plastic wrap, dry cleaning bags, and trash bags, these products are not designed to be impermeable to blood, saliva or other potentially infectious materials.

b.      Follow the device manufacturers to reprocess the instrument between patients. 

c.       If the item cannot tolerate heat sterilization or high-level disinfection, help protect these instruments with a barrier and follow with cleaning and disinfection with an intermediate-level disinfectant between patients (as per sensor IFU).

d.      Always consult with the manufacturer for methods of disinfection and sterilization of digital radiological sensors and sterilization of digital radiological sensors and for protection of associated computer hardware.