The Dirty Truth About Hospitals

October 2012
Men's Health;Oct2012, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p124
The article focuses on reprocessing of medical instruments. Reprocessing, which means cleaning of the instruments, is generally handled by technicians, who may not have formal certification to do so. It mentions that these technicians may face challenges as new devices are invented, many of which may have parts that are not possible to see. It highlights that the problem is that there is no information about how often unclean instruments make their way to patients, which causes infection.


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