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National Patient Safety Alert – NatPSA 2021 010 UKHSA

Published on 11 November 2021

From: Health Facilities Scotland

NatPSA/2021/010/UKHSA - The safe use of ultrasound gel to reduce infection risk



Ultrasound gel is available in both sterile and non-sterile preparations. Non-sterile ultrasound gel has been associated with contamination and outbreaks of infection in various settings worldwide. Scotland does not have specific guidance on this issue and English guidance may be used instead (see links in alert)