Reusable devices have become more difficult to clean, disinfect and sterilize. FDA is now requiring clear instructions for effective reprocessing.
The agency released a guidance document with product design recommendations to help prevent contamination from device components.
As FDA recommended in its comments to healthcare, it is imperative that providers inform their patients of all risks. However, it is incumbent upon patients to become knowledgeable consumers and ask questions about any procedure they are being exposed to, including the use of instruments that may have been reprocessed.
The way in which we deliver healthcare is changing rapidly. Technology and rapid adoption is enabling device and tech manufacturers to develop products that move the delivery of care away from the clinical environment. Having the option to stay out of hospitals could be extremely important from both a financial standpoint as well as a health perspective, and could essentially help low-risk patients avoid exposure to viruses. Our experts today provide information regarding the regulatory requirements for …