Case1 How do I disinfect patient monitors and telemetry products used for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 infection continues to spread and some countries have declared a state of emergency, we suppose your facility may be in the situation of accepting patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. Therefore, we are notifying you about how to disinfect the devices used for the care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to avoid transmission of the infection through the medical devices.
[How to disinfect]
Follow the instructions in the operator’s manuals of the relevant devices to disinfect devices used for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend Ethanol or Isopropyl alcohol as disinfectants against COVID-19. Refer to the following URLs for the details.
For the recommended method of disinfection for Nihon Kohden products, refer to the operator's manual of each product.
This attached file [PDF/196KB/3pages] shows some specific disinfectant solutions applicable to each patient monitors and telemetry products.
Before using a disinfectant solution, please confirm the usage instructions in the operator's manual of the disinfectant.