| FAQ - Disinfection - Archived Through 2012
Can disposable items be disinfected and reused?
If the item is intended as single use, it should be used on one patient and then discarded. If a disposable item is intended for more than one use, it must be reprocessed under the same guidelines as those used for any other critical, semicritical, or noncritical item, depending upon its characteristics and intended use. Always follow the product manufacturer's instructions with regard to reuse life and reprocessing of disposable items.