The American Nurses Association Released a Resolution on Safety and Effectiveness of Reprocessed “Single Use” Devices in Healthcare (10/04/10:)

Finding, among other things, “that reprocessing has become increasingly more commonplace in the nation’s healthcare facilities,” FDA’s own Adverse Events Database found “no causative link between a reprocessed single use device (SUD) and reported patient injury or death,” and “there exists a significant body of research literature from peer-reviewed journals supporting the conclusion that certain SUDs can be safety reprocessed,” the American Nurses Association 2010 House of Delegates approved a resolution supporting “best practices for the various reprocessing methods and the safety of single-use devices for patients and healthcare workers.”