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Device Users Stress Need For Proper Manuals, Training To Support Refurbishing

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Participants at a recent FDA workshop on refurbishing, reconditioning and servicing used medical devices emphasized the need for manufacturers to continue to make correct manuals and spare parts available for user-facilities to maintain older devices, and to oversee input into product training. The need for standards to certify or accredit those who refurbish or service used devices was also emphasized at the meeting.

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