Archive August 2017 XVIII, No. 8

Ideas That Work: Success With Reprocessing Single-Use Devices

Michelle Brandt-Lee, ST MAKING A DEPOSIT Michelle Brandt-Lee, ST, drops a used tourniquet into the reprocessing collection bin at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital Surgicenter.

Success With Reprocessing Single-Use Devices

Reprocessing single-use devices such as compression sleeves and pneumatic tourniquet cuffs is a great way to stretch your surgical supply budget. Not only do most reprocessed single-use devices cost about 50% of a new device, but you'll also spend less on waste removal. Make it easy for your frontline staff to toss devices into the collection bins at the end of each case by setting up designated recycling areas with plenty of bins and eye-catching signs in each OR.

Michelle Brandt-Lee, ST
Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital Surgicenter
brandt-leem@mlhs.org

 
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