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Single-Use Device Reprocessing Toolkit

The resources in this toolkit may only be used for internal improvement and education efforts. They may not be used for commercial purposes.

Effective reprocessing is critical to reducing the risk of transmission of healthcare associated infections when single-use devices are reused. Reprocessing of single-use devices must be performed by an FDA-approved reprocessing facility and should not be done in individual facilities.

The ASC Quality Collaboration has assembled a variety of resources and information that may be used to supplement your current processes to improve reprocessing practices.

The BASIC Single-Use Device Reprocessing Toolkit includes two essential resources:

The EXPANDED Single-Use Device Reprocessing Toolkit contains both essential resources and a broader array of materials, including:

Comments and other feedback may be directed to Executive Director, ASC Quality Collaboration.

Assessment Tools

Implementation Aids

Training Materials

  • Safe and Validated Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices (SterilMed)
    This 22 minute video from SterilMed provides an overview of single-use device reprocessing. Follow the link above for a one-time registration. Once registered, select "Courses" and then "Continuing Nursing Education Courses". The "Safe and Validated Reprocessing of Single-Use Medical Devices" course is the second of those listed on the page.

Monitoring Tools

  • Reprocessing Audit Template
    This sample template may be used to periodically monitor the single-use devices sent for third-party reprocessing. This template may be modified to accommodate the needs of each center.

Workplace Reminders

  • Reprocessing Guide Template
    This sample template may serve as a means of reminding staff members which single-use devices are approved by the facility for reprocessing. This template should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each facility.
  • Single-Use Device Reprocessing Poster
    If your facility has decided to reprocess single-use devices, this poster may serve as a reminder to staff members.

Guidelines from Leading Authorities