Tag: Single use instruments

Single-use items contribute two-thirds of carbon footprint in the OR

Editor's Note In this study from the UK, researchers find that two-thirds of carbon contributions in the OR can be attributed to single-use items and one-third to reusable products used in five common surgical procedures. The mean average carbon footprint includes: 85.5 kg CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalents) for knee arthroplasty…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 18, 2023

New AMDR report strengthens case for single-use medical device reprocessing

Recent analysis provided by the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) indicates that US hospitals could save up to $2.28 billion a year by maximizing the use of reprocessed single-use medical devices. According to the report, in 2020, US hospitals saved $372 million just by reprocessing single-use medical devices, as…

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By: Jake Colletti
December 15, 2022

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