The current situation related to the COVID-19/ Corona outbreak has made us aware of recommending an optimal hygienic usage of our products. The EEG Cap is still safe to use for clinical purposes. Our cleaning instructions comply with the hygiene standard in the current COVID-19 crisis. Next to that we suggest a hygienic treatment of the EEG cap according to the guidelines related to the COVID-19 crisis in the country or hospital of use. Follow the prescriptions from your central sterilization department and use the guideline for chemical disinfection. Use a disinfectant which is effective against vegetative bacteria, mycobacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts and bacterial spores.
Please do not use any harmful detergents or submerging cleaning methods.
We advise the following regarding cleaning:
After use, remove the cap gently and clean it immediately before the gel can dry up. When using the above mentioned gel mixture dry the hair with a towel and comb out the remains of the electrode gel. Rinse the cap with lukewarm water and use a mild detergent (Ivory) to clean the fabric and electrodes. A soft toothbrush can be used to remove any hard stains and residues. Dry the cap with a soft towel and hang it out to dry completely.
When hang out to dry make sure that the connector is higher than the cap to avoid any water getting inside the connector. Do not use a hairdryer, this can damage the fabric. Never use any hard object to remove remains from the electrodes. Never soak cable(s)/connector(s) in water, this will damage it irreversibly.
The WHO recommends the use of 70% ethyl alcohol for cleaning of non-disposable medical devices in clinical settings and repetitive usages. https://www.who.int/publications-detail/infection-prevention-and-control-during-health-care-when-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-is-suspected-20200125