Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq. is President & CEO of the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR). AMDR represents the interests of member companies that reprocess or remanufacture “single-use” medical devices in accordance with federal regulatory authorities, for use at hospitals, acute surgical care centers, and physician’s offices in a growing list of countries worldwide.
AMDR’s mission is to protect the trade interests of the global commercial reprocessing industry and promote reprocessing as a healthcare strategy that increases quality, reduces costs and improves patient care.
Code of Conduct
REPROCESSING/REMANUFACTURING INDUSTRY VERBIAGE
Use “single-use medical device reprocessing industry” or “single-use medical device reprocessors” on first use; thereafter, “reprocessing” or “reprocessors” is acceptable.
When speaking of AMDR industry data, our credo, code of ethics or other member related products, use “AMDR member single-use medical device reprocessors” on first use; “AMDR member reprocessors” thereafter.
Note that “reprocessors” is used in North America for both hospital and professional operations; “professional remanufacturers” is the developed nomenclature for regulated commercial firms. Reprocess refers to hospital reuse.
Thus, for EU only materials, use “single-use medical device professional remanufacturers” or “professional remanufacturers.”