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IRIC safety alert

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.