CDC and FDA alert facilities to review procedures for device reprocessing



The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a health alert advising healthcare providers and facilities about the public health need to properly maintain, clean, and disinfect or sterilize reusable medical devices. Recent lapses in compliance with recommended reprocessing procedures have led to increasing numbers of patient notifications about possible exposures. Please share this information with your facilities and colleagues. Read the CDC/FDA alert.