MDNews.com reports on findings presented at the Baltimore CleanMed conference.  Medical device reprocessing is highlighted as one of the top five strategies to go green in the operating room.

To combat the waste of SUDs and the disposal of opened but unused medical devices, reprocessing programs monitored and conducted by hospitals can prepare medical devices for safe reuse.

Third-party processing companies prepare more than 100 types of SUDs for use in institutions and major hospitals nationwide, reducing costs by 50%.