Position Statement: Reuse of Single-Use Devices: Responsible Recycling of Medical Instrumentation
Our current healthcare environment demands that we advocate for the best quality care delivered in a safe and cost effective manner to our patients. As such, the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
- Supports FDA guidelines regarding the reprocessing of SUDs.
- Encourages continued research and surveillance of reprocessed SUDs.
- Promotes physicians and medical organizations to incorporate individualized patient care and clinical judgement in the consideration of using FDA-compliant reprocessed SUDs.