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Position Statement: Reuse of Single-Use Devices: Responsible Recycling of Medical Instrumentation

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.

Submitted: 9/17/2016