Research for infection protection

Reprocessing of Medical Devices

There are regulations, acts and recommendations that regulate the use of disposable medical devices and the reprocessing of reusable medical devices. The reprocessing of medical devices has to meet high quality requirements. Here, you will find current recommendations of associations and practical tips from experts in the fields of practice management and hygiene.

Recommendation for the reprocessing of medical devices

Hygiene requirements for the reprocessing of medical devices
Recommendation from the Commission on Hospital Hygiene and Infection Protection at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). Bundesgesundheitsbl 01.10.2012.
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Microbiological surveillance of flexible endoscopes

Flexible endoscopes need to undergo microbiological testing at least once per year. For this, the German Association for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) together with other associations has developed a procedure for both routine...[more]