Reprocessing Recommendations

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Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices

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Multisociety, 2016

Not recommended. If necessary, perform per FDA guidance (eg, at a facility licensed to perform the task).

HICPAC, 2016

Not recommended. If necessary, perform per FDA guidance (eg, at a facility licensed to perform the task).

AORN, 2016

Not addressed.

ANSI/AAMI ST91, 2015

Not addressed.

APIC/JCR, 2017

All single-use equipment is discarded after use or reprocessed by an FDA-approved third-party reprocessing facility.

CMS, 2016

All devices processed at hospital are labeled as reusable. Otherwise, they are processed offsite by an FDA-approved vendor.

TJC Booster Pak, 2015

Items labeled as single-use disposable are disposed of and not reprocessed.

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