2011-05-02 - FDA to Hold Public Workshop on Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop to discuss factors affecting the quality of reprocessing of reusable medical devices, and FDA’s plans to address the identified... reprocessed reusable medical devices with the overall goal to reduce the risk of infection.
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2011-10-11 - Reusable Shopping Bags Could Harbor Bacteria
The International Association for Food Protection's Food Protection Trends has published a study in its latest issue revealing that most consumers surveyed never wash their reusable bags between uses, permitting bacteria to grow. The peer-reviewed study, completed by University of Arizona
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2011-02-07 - Paper Outlines Disinfection Testing, Cleaning Requirements for Reusable Medical Devices
requirements for reusable medical devices in line with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations is now available from Microtest Laboratories. Titled "Reusable Medical Device Disinfection... than sterilization; and provides cleaning validation information germane to all reusable medical devices.
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2013-01-08 - AAMI Offers Webinar on Reducing Risk When Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) will offer a webinar, "Are You Taking Shortcuts When Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices?" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET. The event will offer one contact hour from CBSPD and IAHCSMM.
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2011-11-03 - New Scope of Reusable Medical Device Cleaning Validations is Examined in New White Paper
A new white paper detailing the new scope of reusable medical device cleaning validations is available free from Microtest Laboratories.
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2012-08-14 - Use Notebook Studies to Ensure Successful Reusable Device Cleaning Validations
A new management brief from Microtest Laboratories recommends that medical device manufacturers use notebook studies to help ensure successful reusable device cleaning validations. The lab bases the advice on its performance of validations for various types of medical instruments over the years.
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2012-04-16 - Nelson Labs Advises Reusable Medical Device Manufacturers to Follow New FDA Guidance
Nelson Laboratories strongly recommends that reusable medical device manufacturers reevaluate their validation testing procedures following a growing trend of increased scrutiny by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the currently accepted validations for cleaning, disinfection
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2011-05-10 - Reusable Medical Device Disinfection and Cleaning Validation Requirements
Reusable medical devices come in all shapes and sizes, from specula to colonoscopes. Generally, these devices have expensive compo-nents that require them to be cleaned and disinfected or sterilized... within is germane to all reusable medical devices.
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2011-05-02 - FDA Looks to Improve Design and Cleaning Instructions for Reusable Medical Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced steps to help reduce the risk of exposure to improperly reprocessed devices that can lead to the transmission of disease.
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2012-10-02 - Scope of Medical Device Cleaning Validations Examined in Whitepaper from Microtest Laboratories
The new scope of cleaning validations for the manufacturers of reusable medical devices is examined in a white paper available for download from http://www.microtestlabs.com/new-scope-cleaning-validation-paper.
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