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Cleaning & Disinfecting Butterfly iQ

We have recently expanded our list of chemically compatible cleaners and disinfectants for the iQ. For the full list of chemically compatible cleaners and disinfectants, please click here.

For up-to-date information on cleaning and disinfecting your iQ as it relates to COVID-19, please reference the Cleaning and Disinfection Resources on our COVID-19 homepage.

If you are looking for a probe sleeve or cover to use with your Butterfly iQ, you may use standard sheaths available from Civco, ProTek, Medline, Sheathes, and other retailers. To help inform which probe sheath is right for the Butterfly iQ, the dimensions of the Butterfly iQ can be found here

To clean the probe: 

  1. After each use of the probe, use one of the recommended liquid saturated wipes (Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes by PDI, Inc., Super Sani-Cloth® AF3 Disposable Wipes by PDI, Inc., or a lint-free cloth moistened with water) to remove ultrasound transmission gel from the probe.
  2. Disconnect the probe from the mobile device.
  3. Wipe the probe, strain relief, cable, and connector with one of the recommended liquid saturated wipes for one (1) minute and until visibly clean.
  4. Change the wipes as necessary and repeat the above step until the probe is visibly clean.
  5. To dry the probe, use a soft cloth, blot the lens dry. Do not wipe the lens. Dry the rest of the probe, cable, strain relief, and connector.
  6. Visually inspect the probe in a well-lit area to ensure all surfaces are clean. If the probe is not clean, repeat the cleaning steps above.
  7. Dispose of cleaning material in accordance with all applicable regulations.

⚠️CAUTIONS:

Prevent any fluid from entering electrical or metal portions of the cable's connector during the cleaning and disinfecting process. Damage due to the fluid in these areas may result.

Prevent any fluid from splashing on your mobile device's touchscreen during scanning and during cleaning. Damage due to fluid may result.

To disinfect the probe:

After cleaning the probe, you must disinfect the probe.

It is recommended that you use Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes by PDI, Inc or bleach (0.6% Sodium Hypochlorite) and clean non-linting wipes.

⚠️WARNING! Always inspect the probe before and after cleaning, disinfection, or use. Check the lens face, cable, housing, seams, and connector for signs of damage such as cracks, chips, abrasions, or leaks. To avoid the risk of electrical hazards, do not use the probe if there is any sign of damage.

To disinfect the probe using the Intermediate-Level Disinfection (ILD) method with Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipes by PDI:

  1. Wipe the probe, cable, strain relief, and connector with a Super Sani-Cloth® Germicidal Disposable Wipe. Use additional fresh wipes as needed.
  2. Make sure the treated surface remains visibly wet for a minimum of two (2) minutes paying attention to seams, gaps, gasket material, and recessed areas.
  3. Use additional fresh wipes as needed to ensure continuous two (2) minutes of contact time.
  4. Allow to air dry.
  5. Once clean and disinfected, visually inspect the probe, strain relief, cable, and connector for signs of damage or wear.

To disinfect the probe using the Intermediate-Level Disinfection (ILD) method with bleach (0.6% Sodium Hypochlorite) and clean non-linting wipes:

  1. Wipe the probe, cable, strain relief, and connector using a clean non-linting wipe wetted (damp but not dripping) with bleach (0.6%). Use additional fresh wipes as needed.
  2. Make sure the treated surface remains visibly wet for a minimum of ten (10) minutes paying attention to seams, gaps, gasket material, and recessed areas.
  3. Use additional fresh wipes as needed to ensure continuous ten (10) minutes of contact time.
  4. Allow to air dry.
  5. Once clean and disinfected, visually inspect the probe, strain relief, cable, and connector for signs of damage or wear.

High-Level Disinfection (HLD)

It is recommended that you use Cidex® OPA by Ethicon US, LLC. 

Note: Perform the following steps to make sure that your probe is compatible with HighLevel Disinfection (HLD) before using the HLD method.

To make sure your probe is compatible with HLD:

  1. Open your Butterfly iQ app while your probe is plugged into your mobile device.
  2. Tap the gear icon to display the Settings screen.
  3. Tap My iQ to display the My iQ screen.
  4. Ensure that the High-Level Disinfection Supported line indicates Yes.
  5. Proceed with HLD only if supported on your probe.
  6. Disconnect the probe from the mobile device.

To disinfect the probe using the High-Level Disinfection (HLD) method:

  1. After cleaning the probe, you must disinfect the probe. It is recommended that you use Cidex® OPA high-level disinfection solution.
  2. Prepare Cidex® OPA high-level disinfection solution for use per the manufacturer’s instructions. Fill a tray or basin with the disinfectant solution at room temperature (minimum temperature of20°C) to a level allowing immersion of the probe up to the immersion line (the dashed line shown in the figure below).
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  4. Immerse the probe in Cidex® OPA solution up to the immersion line and ensure no air or bubbles are trapped. Allow soaking according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Thoroughly rinse the probe (up to the immersion line) by immersing it in a large volume of room temperature critical (purified) water for a minimum of one (1) minute. Remove the probe and discard the rinse water. Do not reuse the water. Always use fresh volumes of water for each rinse. Repeat this stage two (2) additional times for a total of three (3) rinses.
  6. Thoroughly dry all surfaces of the device using a sterile, lint-free wipe or cloth, changing wipes/cloths when necessary to ensure the device is completely dry. Visually inspect the device to ensure all surfaces are clean and dry. Repeat the drying steps if any moisture is visible.
  7. Once clean and disinfected, visually inspect the probe, strain relief, cable, and connector for signs of damage or wear.

Disinfecting the Mobile Device

It may be necessary to disinfect your mobile device after use. For details, refer to your mobile device’s policy and website for support.

 

 

 

 

 

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