Medical Instruments and Devices
Detection, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of diseases
Detection, monitoring, treatment, alleviation or compensation for injury or disability
Examination, modification or replacement of anatomical structure or physiological processes
Pathogen-contaminated medical instruments or devices can be the source of human infections. If they are reusable, measures must be taken before application to the next patient to avoid pathogen transmission.
KeywordsMedical device Reprocessing Spaulding classification
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