Outpatient Surgery Magazine: Who’s Afraid of Reprocessed Single-Use Devices? (June 2010):

Education plays a key role in acceptance of reprocessed devices, says Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC, director of infection prevention at MultiCare Health System, which operates 4 hospitals and several clinics in Washington.  “I went from being a total skeptic to a total believer,” says Ms. Patrick, who has visited 4 device-reprocessing plants.  “These companies are for real and provide a great service – it keeps items out of the landfill.”

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