Ruth M. Curchoe, RN, MSN, CIC
Director, Infection Prevention
Unity Health System
Rochester, New York
Increasing healthcare costs, environmental concerns, and recognition of finite resources have prompted healthcare facilities to consider reprocessing devices labeled as single-use devices (SUDs). At the same time, concerns over the safety of reprocessed SUDs led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop and publish regulations for this practice. Under these regulations, reprocessors must meet the same standards as the original manufacturer.
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