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Cleaning Instructions for Nox Devices and accessories

The following article contains cleaning instructions for Nox devices and accessories. The instructions are available in both English and French. The French version is attached at the bottom of this article.

 

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Latest Revision 28 April 2015

 

Contents

Overview

Nox Sleep Recording Device (Nox A1 and Nox T3)

Nox Abdomen Cable

Nox A1 EEG Head Cable

Nox A1 EEG 5 Lead Gold Electrode Cable

Nox Snap on Lead

Nox A1/T3 Carry Case

WristOx2, Model 3150

WristOx2 Soft Sensor

SPO2 3150 Wrist Band

 

Overview

 

This document includes cleaning instructions for each item included in the Nox T3 and Nox A1 System.

All reusable components should be cleaned between patient uses.

Nox Sleep Recording Device (Nox A1 and Nox T3)

Clean the device with a soft cloth dampened with hospital grade cleaner that is not corrosive to plastic or metal. Do not pour or spray any liquids onto the device, and do not allow any liquids to enter any openings on the device. Allow the unit to dry thoroughly before use.

For disinfection the following materials may be used:

  • Sodium hypochlorite diluted with water at 1:500 (bleach)
  • 70-90% isopropanol
  • Super Sani-Cloth Plus disinfection wipes

Nox Abdomen Cable

All Nox cables used with the Nox Sleep Recording device are reusable. Clean the cables with a moist cloth using hospital grade cleaner. Do not immerse the cables in liquid and avoid contact of the cleaning solution with the connectors.

For disinfection the following materials may be used:

  • Sodium hypochlorite diluted with water at 1:500 (bleach)
  • 70-90% isopropanol
  • Super Sani-Cloth Plus disinfection wipes

Nox A1 EEG Head Cable

All Nox cables used with the Nox A1 device are reusable. Clean the cables with a moist cloth using hospital grade cleaner. Do not immerse the cables in liquid and avoid contact of the cleaning solution with the connectors.

For disinfection the following materials may be used:

  • Sodium hypochlorite diluted with water at 1:500 (bleach)
  • 70-90% isopropanol
  • Super Sani-Cloth Plus disinfection wipes

Nox A1 EEG 5 Lead Gold Electrode Cable

Clean the gold cup electrode cables with alcohol free soap. A toothbrush can be used to scrub the electrodes to remove paste and debris. Be careful to not scrub too aggressively to avoid deterioration of the gold plating.

For disinfection the following materials may be used:

  • Sodium hypochlorite diluted with water at 1:500 (bleach)
  • 70-90% isopropanol
  • Super Sani-Cloth Plus disinfection wipes

 The Nox 5 Lead EEG Electrode Cables should be properly disposed of if they cannot be fully cleaned between uses.

Nox Snap on Lead

All Nox cables used with the Nox Sleep Recording device are reusable. Clean the cables with a moist cloth using hospital grade cleaner. Do not immerse the cables in liquid and avoid contact of the cleaning solution with the connectors.

For disinfection the following materials may be used:

  • Sodium hypochlorite diluted with water at 1:500 (bleach)
  • 70-90% isopropanol
  • Super Sani-Cloth Plus disinfection wipes

Nox A1/T3 Carry Case

Clean the carry case with a moist cloth using water or mild soap solution.

WristOx2, Model 3150

Wipe the device with a soft cloth dampened with a 10% bleach/90% water solution (household bleach [containing less than 10% sodium hypochlorite]). Do not use undiluted bleach or any cleaning solution other than those recommended here, as permanent damage could result. Dry with a soft cloth, or allow to air dry. Clean once per week or more frequently if handled by multiple users.

 CAUTION: Do not place the WristOx2, Model 3150, in liquid or clean it with agents containing ammonium chloride or isopropyl alcohol

WristOx2 Soft Sensor

  • Unplug the sensor from the pulse oximeter before cleaning.
  • Do not sterilize in an autoclave or immerse the sensor in liquid of any kind. Do not pour or spray any liquids onto the sensor.
  • Do not use caustic or abrasive cleaning agents on the sensor. Do not use cleaning agents containing ammonium chloride. Use of these chemicals may shorten the life of the product.
  1. To clean the sensor, wipe all patient contact surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent, isopropyl alcohol, or a 10% bleach/90% water solution (household bleach [containing less than 10% sodium hypochlorite]).
  2. Allow the sensor to dry thoroughly before using.

Note: To minimize cable deterioration when cleaning the cable, gently wipe away from the plug end towards the sensor end.

Cautions:

  • Do not use a damaged sensor. If the sensor is damaged, discontinue use immediately.
  • Do not sterilize, autoclave or immerse in liquid of any kind.
  • Do not use caustic or abrasive cleaning agents on the sensor.
  • Follow local governing ordinances and recycling instructions regarding disposal or recycling of the sensor and any components.
  • A functional tester cannot be used to assess the accuracy of a pulse oximeter monitor or sensor.
  • As with all medical equipment, carefully route patient cables and connections to reduce the possibility of entanglement or strangulation.
  • Refer to the pulse oximeter operator´s manual for additional warnings and cautions.
  • Factors that may degrade pulse oximeter performance include the following:
    • Excessive ambient light
    • Excessive motion
    • Electrosurgical interference
    • Moisture in the sensor
    • Improperly applied sensor
    • Carboxyhemoglobin
    • Methemoglobin
    • Blood flow restrictors (arterial catheters, blood pressure cuffs, infusion lines, etc)
    • Incorrect sensor type
    • Poor pulse quality
    • Venous pulsations
    • Anemia or low hemoglobin concentrations
    • Cardiovascular dyes
    • Dysfunctional hemoglobin
    • Artificial nails or fingernail polish
    • Residue (e.g., dried blood, dirt, grease, oil) in the light path

 

SPO2 3150 Wrist Band

The wristband is designed for single-patient use. If it needs to be cleaned, hand wash with a mild detergent (see note) in cool water (30 °C/86 °F). Allow to air dry. Do not machine wash or dry. The wrist band will shrink if placed in a dryer.

NOTE: Mild detergents, such as hand and dish washing liquid detergents, dissolve dirt and grease. To clean washable surfaces, use in a solution of warm water.

CAUTION: Use a detergent that is safe for skin and washable surfaces. Most detergents can be high sudsing, so use sparingly. Wipe with a damp, detergent free cloth to remove residue.

CAUTION: After cleaning the single-patient use wristband, it should only be applied to the same patient; do not apply it to a different patient.

 

 

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*Please note that not all features or all products are available in all markets. Our products are medical devices and subject to registration/approval in each market area. For more information on product availability please contact support@noxmedical.com

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