AMDR attempts to record and collect as much of the press and peer reviewed articles on the practice of reprocessing as possible. Our listing:
Roger Collier; Reprocessing Single-Use Devices: An International Perspective; Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ); July 4, 2011
Kristen Johnson; SSM Health Care – St. Louis Achieves Significant Savings with Medical Device Reprocessing; SSM Health Care – St. Louis; June 30, 2011
Thomas Lee; Something New, Something Used, Something Sterile: Stryker Embraces Recycled Medical Devices; Xconomy; June 29, 2011
Marie Powers, Return on Recycling: Reprocessing Single-Use Devices May Lower Costs, Improve Efficiency, ENT Today, June 1, 2011
Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq.. with B. Chase Matson and Sara Cziok-Payne, Hospitals Can Achieve ACO Savings with Reprocessed Devices, Hospital Impact, June 2011
Lars Thording, Anti-Reprocessing Tactics are Anti-Hospital Tactics, DOTmed News, May, 2011
Angela Atkinson, Reprocessed Medical Devices: Saving Money and Reducing Waste, Scrubs and Suits, May 2011
Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq., LETTER TO THE EDITOR Setting the Record Straight: The Debate Over Reprocessing Should Focus on Facts and Science, Not Scare Tactics and Innuendo, Journal of Medical Device Regulation (UK), May 2011
Carole L. Metcalf, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, Medical Device Reprocessing: A New Way to Go Green, OR Nurse, March 2011.
Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola and Giandomenico Nollo. Critical Issues in Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices for Interventional Cardiology, InTech, January 2011.
Lester, Bruce R. PhD, et al. Comparison of In Vivo Clinical Performance and Shaft Temperature and In Vitro Tissue Temperature and Transection Times Between New and Reprocessed Harmonic Scalpels, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, October 2010.
Greening the OR” program hopes to reign in waste costs, improve quality, Premier Safety Institute, 09/15/10.
Letter to the Editor, An Ethical Imperative to Use Reprocessed Medical Equipment, Academic Medicine, August 2010.
Single-Use Device Reprocessing to Gain Traction Under Reform, Orthopreneur, July/August 2010.
Half of Hospitals Recycling At Least Some Medical Waste, Environmental Leader, 07/07/10.
Infei Chen, In a World of Throwaways, Making a Dent in Medical Waste, The New York Times, 07/05/10.
Infei Chen,In a World of Throwaways, Making a Dent in Medical Waste,The Herald Tribune, 07/06/10.
Responsible Medical Device Strategies Can Help Curb Rising Cost of Health Care, DotMedNews, July 2010.
Ralph S. Carungi, D.O., FACS, FACOS; Irwin S. Simon, M.D., FACS, ESQ., Safety and Performance Evaluation of Remanufactured Harmonic® Scalpels, 2010.
Kelly M. Pyrek, Reprocessing of Medical Devices Can Be a Smart Business, Clinical Decision, Infection Control Today, May 2010.
Ashwin Moduga, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reprocessing Medical Devices, Hospital Management.net, March 2010.
Julie E. Williamson, Budget- and Eco-Savvy Hospitals Boost Reprocessing Compliance, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2010.
Kwakye, G. MPH, Pronovost, P J. MD, PhD and Makary, M. A. MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment Academic Medicine (the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges) , March 2010.
Chana Joffe-Walt, A Medical Mystery: Why Health Care Is So Expensive, National Public Radio, September 4, 2009.
Donna Hurst, Leaner & Greener Operations; Environmental Benefits of Reprocessing, HealthTrust Purchasing Group’s The Source, Summer 2009.
Laura Gaminde, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, Ready to Reprocess Surgical Supplies? 6 Keys to Reusing Single-Use Devices Safely, Efficiently and Economically, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, July 2009.
Reprocessed Device Market Booming During the Economic Crisis; Millennium Research Group, US Markets for Reprocessed Devices 2009, May 2009.
Sheila Jobe-Lockwood, CHMM, and Tung Thanh Nguyen, Are You Reprocessing Single-Use Devices? Once Everyone’s On Board, the Savings Go On and On, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Going Green Guide 2009, April 2009.
Joan Trombetti, Disposable Medical Devices Painting a Greener Picture, DOTmedbusiness News, April 2009 (pp. 27-30).
Julie E. Williamson, Economy, Eco-Awareness Spur Stronger Reprocessing Interest, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2009.
Karen Lusky, RN, Wait! Don’t Throw That Out! More and More Hospitals Are Using Reprocessed Medical Devices, American College of Physicians, December 2008.
John DiConsiglio, Reprocessing SUDs Reduces Waste, Costs, Materials Management in Health Care, September 2008.
Joan Trombetti, DOTmed Industry Sector Report: Medical Disposables Sales and Service, DOTmedbusiness News, August 04, 2008.
Horwitz, Daniel, S. MD, Schabel, Kathryn L.S. MD, Higgins, Thomas F. MD, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, The Economic Impact of Reprocessing External Fixation Components (abstract), The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, October, 2007.
Rick Ferreira, Repeat Performance; Medical Device Reprocessing Can Help Hospitals Save Money and Protect the Environment, Most Wired Magazine, September 26, 2007.
Daniel J. Vukelich, Reprocessed Medical Devices Are Safe and Cost-Effective, Worcester Business Journal, September 17, 2007.
Mark Cantrell, Reprocessing Single-Use Devices; Use of Resterilized Equipment is Up for Debate, The Nursing Spectrum, September 13, 2007.
Rick Dana Barlow, Third-Party Reprocessors Gauge Turbulent Past, Ongoing Battle Plans; Ascent, SterilMed chiefs illuminate why their business makers sense for healthcare facilities, despite manufacturer opposition, Healthcare Purchasing News, May 2007.
Jennifer Schraag, SUD Reprocessing Update; The Debate Continues, the Practice Prevails, Infection Control Today, January 2, 2007.
Meggan Clark, Fight Over Cleaned, Reprocessed Medical Supplies Gets Dirty, Press of Atlantic City, November 26, 2006.
Chudzik, Rafal, Howell, Michael BSN, RN, Mahajan, Atul, AcuNav Reprocessing: An Evaluation of Safety, Clinical Effectiveness and Cost Savings (abstract), EP Lab Digest, February 2006.
Philipp Novales-Li, and Rene van de Zande, Reprocessing Single-Use Devices: FDA Quality Validation Requirements and the European Experience, Regulatory Affairs Focus, August 2005.
Curt Werner, Legal Wranglings on SUD Reprocessing Mostly Aid Reprocessors, Healthcare Purchasing News, July 2005.
Julie E. Williamson, Great Expectations: Hospitals Find FDA Regs Build Stronger Case for Reprocessing, Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2005.
Julie E Williamson, Thriving Third Party Reprocessing Sector Spurs New Growth Opportunities, Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2004.
Leslie Blake, R.N., From the Nurse’s Mouth; One Clinician’s View on Reprocessing, Materials Management in Health Care, January 2004.
Mark Salomon, Reprocessing: Making Tough Choices; FDA Regulations Force Hospitals to Look at Costs, Options, EndoNurse, December 2003/January 2004.
Sheri Hall, Hospitals Save with Recycled Medical Tools; Process Can Make Devices More Reliable Than New, The Detroit News, December 24, 2003.
Rick Ferreira, Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices: Setting the Record Straight, Health Leaders Magazine, October 2003.
Marion Sachs, Opinion: Will the Real Patient Advocate Please Stand Up?, Healthcare Purchasing News, August 2003.
David Warburton, Regaining Control; How OEMs Can Participate in the Medical Device Aftermarket in the Wake of MDUFMA: TAs Reprocessed Medical Devices Gain Legitimacy, Manufacturers Prepare for a Changing Market, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, July 2003.
Curt Werner, Panel Delivers Mostly One-sided Snub of Reprocessed SUDs, Healthcare Purchasing News Online, July 2003.
Deborah Haley, RN, CNOR, MBA, Implementing a Reprocessing Program: Success Hinges on Planning, Infection Control Today, December 2002.
The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 – “FAQs,” CDRH, FDA, November 7, 2002.
Don Selvey, Medical Device Reprocessing: Is it Good for Your Organization, Infection Control Today, January 2001.
Steven J. Milloy, ‘Scare’ Tactics in Reprocessed Medical Device Debate: Big Business Stoops to Activists’ Level in Attack on Small Competitors, Chicago Sun-Times, February 22, 2000.