June 1, 2010

Winning converts to SUD reprocessing

By: OR Manager

Reprocessing of single-use devices is now mainstream, with an estimated 70% of US hospitals using single-use devices reprocessed by third-party companies, according to industry figures. In an opinion piece in the March 2010 Academic Medicine, authors from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine call reprocessing a "common sense strategy" that has a reliable safety record while being environmentally friendly. Third-party reprocessing has gained acceptance since 2000 when the Food…

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