CHA News Article

CDC Issues Health Advisory Update on Reusable Medical Devices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an update to September’s CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) 382, rescinding the recommendation that third-party vendors be certified or approved by the manufacturer to maintain or repair reusable medical devices. CDC HAN 383 provides additional clarification and recommendations on proper cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical devices and emphasizes the importance of compliance with recommended reprocessing procedures.