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Infection prevention and control guidelines

10. Reprocessing reusable medical devices

Reusable medical devices on loan

      1. Reusable medical devices on loan

Last revised: 18 Aug 2023

Reusable medical devices on loan

If the practice borrows reusable medical devices (eg surgical instruments) from another practice, they must be completely reprocessed before use, even if the sterilised pack has not been opened since it was reprocessed by the lender.

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