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Myths about Reprocessing Medical Devices

Sterilization, reprocessing of medical devices and the use of custom trays have been on the rise with many health centers embracing this trend. This reprocessing, however, has been mythicized probably due to worry and sometimes malicious intentions. Many people have adopted the general idea that most medical equipment should be used only once. Such a mentality has led to wastage of lots of money which eventually leads to significant losses. All items labeled “single use” are not usable only once as stated. A majority of these devices including custom trays can be reprocessed and reused without causing harm to the patients. You only need to come up with a perfect protective mechanism like using custom trays for storage. Some of the myths formulated about reprocessing medical devices include:

The quality might not be as good

It is surprising that some people still think that the quality of the reprocessed devices is low as compared to that of the new ones. You would fail to understand how that can be true while the reprocessing units operate under stricter standards than the original manufacturers. The law requires that the reprocessed devices be clean, sterile, and as safe as they would be if they were brand new. All you need to do to avoid contamination is to store them in custom trays. They are therefore of a very high quality which you don’t have to doubt at all.

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