Maintaining Your SpO2 Sensors
To get optimum performance from your SpO2 Sensors, following these simple tips.
• Clean all sensors after every monitoring event
• To gently clean the sensor apply a mild detergent and warm water mixture, or (10-to-1) water-to-bleach mixture to a piece of gauze and clean your sensor with the gauze pad
*Never directly spray or immerse your sensor in water or solvent
• Do not use abrasive cleaning agents or items that would scratch detector surfaces. Cleaning sensors with Roccal or dilute Clorohexadine can break down the plastic and glue that is used in the sensor. Once the plastic and glue have been broken down moisture can get into the sensor and cause it to break or cause the copper to rust.
*Never use cleaners that contain Ammonium Chloride. Ammonium Chloride will eat at the plastic on your sensor
• After cleaning, dry all detector surfaces with a dry, soft cloth to eliminate water or detergent spots on detector surfaces
• Never sterilize your SpO2 sensor in the autoclave
• For rectal sensors, use a soft brush to remove any debris lodged next to receptor
• When using your probe, always remember to unclip from a patient when you are finished using it. Never pull the sensor from the cord and always remember when flipping an animal over to his or her other side to unclip the sensor from the tongue before doing so. This will help the longevity of your sensor
• When storing your SpO2 sensor, loosely coil the lead cable to avoid bending the delicate wires within and avoid stacking any other items on top of the sensor.
*Tip: Mount hooks near your monitor and drape the lead wires over the hook to avoid winding and stacking your cords
Keeping your SpO2 sensor clean and your cables properly stored will extend the life of your sensor lead and result in more accurate diagnostic results.
Call Leading Edge Customer Service for more information regarding cleaning, and SpO2 Sensor placement. 1-877-897-5577