Infection prevention and control
Disinfecting contaminated medical devices in the context of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, confronting healthcare professionals around the world with unprecedented clinical and operational challenges. Preventing the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) within clinical settings is a particularly complex challenge; healthcare providers must not only treat infected patients suffering from COVID-19, but also prevent staff and other patients from becoming infected. One essential precautionary measure is to disinfect all medical equipment after the examination of an infected patient.
At Siemens Healthineers, we are working closely with our customers across the globe to ensure that they have access to the right products, solutions and insights to help them through this exceptionally difficult time. This website is part of this effort, offering specific recommendations and best practices designed to assist healthcare workers to prevent the spread of infection within clinical environments.
Medical device-specific disinfection recommendations
SOMATOM Definition AS
SOMATOM Definition Edge
SOMATOM Definition Flash
SOMATOM Edge Plus
SOMATOM go.Open Pro
Laboratory Diagnostics & Point-of-Care
Radiography & Mobile Generators
By gathering externally published information from trusted sources, we aim to provide useful information for healthcare providers.
Please note, the information provided on the linked pages is the responsibility of the individual third party websites.
FAQs about preventing and controlling COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are publishing answers to frequently asked questions about infection control for COVID-19 in healthcare facilities. The page is aimed at healthcare personnel involved in caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Topics covered include PPE, aerosol-generating procedures, and nasopharyngeal swabs.