Outraged Senators Weigh Testimony On Reuse, Part 2

November 2000
Medical Design Technology;Nov2000, Vol. 4 Issue 11, p14
Trade Publication
Part II. Deals with the debate over reuse practices of hospitals in the United States. Business of saving patients; Importance of patient safety; Emerging growth countries' policy of banning reuse entirely.


Related Articles

  • No ban on reuse of single-use medical devices imminent. Mackay, Brad // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/2/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 7, p943 

    Focuses on the need to regulate the reuse of single-use medical devices (SUD) in Canadian hospitals. Conference on the topic which was sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association; Reuse of SUD which include surgical drills, biopsy forceps, catheters, and laparoscopy scissors; Cleaning and...

  • Media paints unfair portrait of Buffalo VA Hospital. CHANDLER, MATT // Buffalo Law Journal;1/17/2013, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p3 

    The author discusses the issue over the rumored reuse of insulin pens in treating veterans at veterans' hospitals in Buffalo, New York.

  • FDA's re-use draft guidance sparks discussion before House committee. Levenson, Deborah // AHA News;02/14/2000, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p2 

    Reports that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued another draft of guidance on the matter of re-using medical devices under pressure from Congress. Reprocess requirements for medical devices; How the FDA will determine risks on the re-use of medical devices; Actions taken...

  • Regulatory Update.  // Health Facilities Management;Mar2000, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p48 

    Presents news briefs on health facilities in the United States (US) as of March 2000. Opposition of the American Hospital Association to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's proposed ergonomics rule; Plan of the US Food and Drugs Administration regarding risk determination in...

  • Risky recycling. Hawkins, Dana // U.S. News & World Report;09/20/99, Vol. 127 Issue 11, p62 

    Discusses United States hospitals' recycling and reuse of medical instruments that are intended to be used once and discarded. Sources of pressure on hospitals to reuse disposable equipment; Procedures in which they are used; Risks; Development of and rationale for disposable equipment; Cost...

  • An inside look at device reprocessing. Werner, Curt // Healthcare Purchasing News;Aug2002, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p20 

    Focuses on the reuse of single-use devices program in Mercy Health Partners and Saint Vincent Health Center. Obstacles to the implementation of the reuse program in hospitals of Mercy Health Partners; Economic benefit of the reuse program; Information on the decision process of Saint Vincent...

  • FDA begins next phase of reuse regs; associations in dispute over branding. Parker, Che // AHA News;05/28/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 21, p5 

    Deals with the revised guidance outlined by the United States Food and Drug Administration on the reuse and reprocessing of single-use devices by hospitals. Goal of the revised policy; Basis for the regulations; Associations in dispute over trademark infringement and the rights of device...

  • Speaking of reuse. Cys, Jane // Materials Management in Health Care;Jun2003, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p26 

    Reports on the results of a survey carried out by the Center for Patient Advocacy on the opinions of doctors, nurses and consumers on the reprocessing of single-use medical devices. Absence of a widespread acceptance of reprocessing; Perceived need for the U.S. government to crack down on...

  • Hospitals weigh safety, sustainability when reprocessing single-use devices. Putrich, Gayle S. // Waste & Recycling News;6/10/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p0021 

    The article discusses the increasing trend towards the recycling of single-use medical devices in the U.S. Hospitals are recycling medical devices and other products to save money and to show patients about their concern on the environment. However, Len Czuba of Czuba Enterprises Inc. is...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics