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Content DescriptionThis report is intended as a resource for manufacturers of medical devices who must validate the instructions for reprocessing that they include with their devices. In addition to describing available processes, materials, test methods, and acceptance criteria for cleaning medical devices that are labeled by the manufacturer for reuse and reprocessing, the report also discusses some of the underlying problems and challenges associated with validating a cleaning method. Extensive references and a sample cleaning validation outline and also are included. Keywords
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It is a diverse community of more than 8,000 professionals united by one important mission—the development, management, and use of safe and effective health technology.
AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals. AAMI helps members:
Stay on top of new technology and policy developments
Add value in healthcare organizations
Improve professional skills
Enhance patient care
AAMI provides a unique and critical forum for a variety of professionals including clinical and biomedical engineers and technicians, physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, educators, scientists, manufacturers, distributors, government regulators, and others with an interest in healthcare technology. AAMI fulfills its mission through:
Courses, conferences, and continuing education, including certification programs.
Collaborative initiatives, including summits with the FDA
A rich array of resources, including peer-reviewed journals, technical documents, books, videos, podcasts, and other products.
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