For any BIOPAC Systems data acquisition, amplifier or accessory module:
! Warning Do not spray, pour or spill any liquid on the module, including its connectors, switches or openings.
All generations and models: Use an alcohol-based antiseptic to gently wipe the surface of the fNIR Imager unit or sensor; never use peroxide-based antiseptics.
FOTS100 system or TSD180/TSD181 FO Probes: see FOTS Cleaning Guide
GASSYS2-EA or GASSYS2-EB System or RXGAS-Aand RXGAS-B Chambers: See GasSys2 Cleaning & Disinfection – use only Cidex!
After each use (Earclips and Surface), clean with warm water and a mild detergent. Use a soft cloth or Q-tip. The disinfect with 70% alcohol or a water based disinfectant. Do not soak in water for prolonged periods, it causes deterioration of the electrode. Before use check the electrode damage and excessive wear. If in doubt, replace it.
When liquid cold sterilization is specified for a BIOPAC transducer, the following disinfectants are recommended:
IMPORTANT: Always follow the manufacturer’s directions.
! Some temperature probes are non-sterilizable and sensors should be replaced as necessary:
Non-sterilizable temperature probes include:
• Fast-response surface temperature sensor: TSD202A and SS6L (use replacement sensor RX202A)
• MR Conditional surface temperature sensor: TSD202A-MRI (use replacement sensor RX202A-MRI)
• General-purpose waterproof thermistor: TSD202E and SS7L
• Flexible waterproof thermistor: TSD202F and SS8L
Immersion temperature probes may be cleaned using standard liquid disinfectant methods, with direct immersion for the recommended period.
Wipe down non-immersion probes with liquid disinfectant or alcohol.
GEL should immediately be cleaned off the electrodes after each use. Dried gel will act as an insulator decreasing electrical contact with the skin, and the Ag-AgCl electrode disk could degrade quickly with time because of the porous electrode surface.
To clean the electrodes
Warning! Use of a Waterpik® or similar jet will drastically shorten the life of these electrodes and is not recommended.
Used in SS11LB, SS11LA, TSD117A, TSD117A-MRI pneumotachs
Recommended sterilization: cold sterilization (i.e., Cidex® OPA) or autoclave.
If autoclaved, RX117A-MRI Airflow Heads should be cleaned at the lowest autoclave temperature setting; the life cycle will be about 10-20 cycles, depending upon temperature used.
used in TSD137 Series and SS46L-SS52L
See recommended Cleaning, Disinfection/Sterilization and Maintenance (PDF)
Mouthpieces and couplers are supplied non-sterile and should be sterilized before use for pulmonary equipment interconnects.
Inspect after sterilization for deterioration. Dispose if damaged.