Unit 3.12 – Removing the probe from the holder Copy

Removing the probe from the holder/Sterilising/Sanitising 

Upon completion of the treatment the probe should be removed from the probe holder. This  should be done without touching the probe, therefore reducing any risk of cross-infection, be tween client and beauty operator. The cap should be partially unscrewed which loosens the grip  of the holder on the probe. The holder is then held over the sharps disposal container and the  probe is either removed by the tweezers or will fall into the container when the holder is tapped.  Care should be taken not to drop the chuck or cap into the container.

Sterilising the cap and tweezers 

The cap and tweezers should be scrubbed and then sterilised according to the relevant State or Territory 

Sanitising the equipment 

The probe holder, machine dials and magnifying lamp should be wiped over with a surface alcohol wipe or  a suitable instrument sanitiser.