EU Panel: More Controls Needed in Reuse of Single-Use Devices

May 7, 2010
Reusing single-use devices puts patients at increased risk for injury or infection, the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks says in a recently adopted opinion. To identify and reduce potential risks, the entire reprocessing cycle — from collection of single-use devices after initial use through final sterilization, delivery and performance testing — should be assessed and validated, the committee says.
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