CDC Alert on Reusable Medical Devices

CDC has issued a Health Advisory on the Immediate Need for Healthcare Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices.  All healthcare facilities that utilize reusable medical devices are urged to (1) immediately review current reprocessing practices at their facility to ensure they are complying with all steps as directed by the device manufacturers, and (2) have a qualified professional audit policies and procedures that are consistent with current standards and guidelines.  The full Health Advisory, at http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00382.asp , includes an extensive list of more detailed recommendations.

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