Single-use and multiple-use of Medical Devices

Paper by Dr Mike Simmons (Chair of All Wales decontamination and sterilization advisory group), Pete Phillips (Director of SMTL) and Matthew Alderman (Operations manager, SMTL).

The All Wales Decontamination and Sterilization Advisory Group have been asked on a number of occasions to provide advice regarding single use items. The questions are generally:

This paper [PDF] attempts to answer these questions and give some advice in this area.