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Medical Reprocessing

Medical Reprocessing Cycle

Medical Reprocessing Cycle

Sterile reprocessing of reusable medical devices is an essential element in positive surgical outcomes. Use of non-sterile surgical instruments contributes to increased infection rates, and this in turn increases patient hospital stays, drives up the cost of care and can lead to increased mortality rates.

The successful sterilization of reusable medical devices depends on vigilant completion of each stage in the Medical Reprocessing Cycle. Each of these stages requires comprehensive knowledge of the following:

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols and Practices
  • Device Inspection
  • Packaging Systems and Materials
  • Sterilization Processes
  • Storage Conditions and Labelling
  • Quality Systems