Position Statement

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. - 2007
"After studying the FDA’s findings and outcomes, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is in support of the FDA’s requirements for devices meeting the criteria for reprocessing as described in the Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (MDUFMA)"  More
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses - 2011
"AORN believes the perioperative registered nurse should serve as a steward of the environment by being knowledgeable about environmental issues affecting perioperative practice and by actively promoting and participating in resource conservation.
Resource conservation includes, but is not limited to, preservation of natural resources; waste and hazardous agent management; recycling; reprocessing of single-use devices according to local, state, and federal regulations;..."  More
Commentary - G.Kwakye, P.J.Pronovost and M.A. Makary,
Journal of Academic medicine Vol.85, No. 3/ March 2010
A Call to Go Green in Health Care