MDA (Medical Devices Agency) issues decontamination warning:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Medical Devices Agency continues to receive reports about damage to medical devices and reprocessing equipment due to the use of incompatible decontamination agents or processes. It is calling on the relevant healthcare departments to heed manufacturers' instructions regarding deontamination. This information should include the type of agent that may be used and warnings on agents and processes known to be detrimental to the device, says the agency. It adds that new devices should only be purchased after ensuring that appropriate facilities and compatible agents are available. The MDA has also renewed its warning to "never reuse devices designated for single use".