Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices

Reusable medical devices are devices that healthcare providers can reuse to diagnose and treat multiple patients.

Reducing the risk of exposure to improperly reprocessed medical devices is a shared responsibility among the FDA; healthcare facilities responsible for cleaning, sterilizing or disinfecting the devices; manufacturers, responsible for providing adequate instructions that are user-friendly and proven to work; and other organizations.

The following resources share insights on this topic.

AAMI

AAMI Standards and Guidance

Other Resources