Sterility and Reusability

B.A. Fiedler
  • January 2017, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-804179-6.00008-3

Ch 8 Managing Medical Devices within a Regulatory Framework

What is it about?

Disinfection and sterilization are prime targets in the process of cleansing and sanitation of reusable medical devices. Research continues to indicate the systemic problem of the association between medical devices and risk of infection despite remedies to increase adherence and attention to Instructions for Use by manufacturers.

Why is it important?

Methods to reduce the cost of healthcare associated infections related to the processing of medical equipment.


Beth A. Fiedler
University of Central Florida

The ongoing challenge to utilize current disinfection and other cleansing protocols is important to maintaining patient health and public safety.

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