Reprocessing Recommendations

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Multisociety, 2016

Not determined. If ther is a prolonged interval before reuse, consider reprocessing before use instead of at timed intervals. SGNA recommends reprocessing if greater than 7 days.

HICPAC, 2016

Not determined. Maximum interval is inconclusive. May depend on multiple organizational factors to be determined by a facility risk assessment.

AORN, 2016

Not determined. To be determined at the facility level after a risk assessment, taking into account numerous facility-specific and population-specific factors.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Not determined. To be determined at the facility level after a risk assessment, taking into account numerous facility-specific and population-specific factors.

APIC/JCR, 2017

Not addressed. Base protocols on current evidence-based recommendations.

CMS, 2016

Not addressed.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Not determined. Scopes should be reprocessed per evidence-based guidelines, manufacturer, and organizational policy.

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