Going Beyond Disinfection
Traditional disinfection techniques have long been the norm for reusable medical devices. However, with recent outbreaks linked to endoscopes and the constant threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the healthcare industry cannot rely on disinfection alone to ensure the safety of reusable medical devices.
The FDA’s updated guideline for “reprocessing” is a step in the right direction, but medical device manufacturers must go a step further to reduce the risk of infection. Having leveraged antimicrobials in other devices such as catheters and wound care products for years, manufacturers are looking to do the same with reusable medical devices. That’s where Sciessent comes in.