Letter to the Editor, Academic Medicine, An Ethical Imperative to Use Reprocessed Medical Equipment:

By using safe, reprocessed equipment, there will be less need for single-use devices, which are relatively new on the scene and were adopted for convenience, not safety. To promote health and fulfill the ethical imperative discussed above, the medical profession must replace single-use devices with safe, reprocessed ones whenever possible.

Cheryl Macpherson, PhD

Professor and chair, Bioethics Department, St. George’s University School of Medicine, St. George’s, Grenada; ccox@sgu.edu.