! Seeking Your Opinion !!!
As part of an initial scoping of the scale of the issue relating to reprocessing of single use medical devices and reusable items not originally intended for medical use, by sterilising services I would like you to share information, confidentially, on what is happening in your hospital.
Have you been asked to, or is your department, reprocessing any of the following:
· Single use items
· Reusable items that are homemade or not supplied by a reputable medical supplier and not supplied with a validated set of reprocessing instructions.
· Items such as screwdrivers or drill bits purchased from a local store e.g Bunnings/Repco, for use in patient procedures.
If you can answer yes to the above can you email me with basic details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is for statistical use and no identifying information (Your name, workplace, individual item) will be included in any resulting information.
I hope you are able to assist in providing a window on this New Zealand issue.