#3152
Brittany
Member

In instances I have seen staff using single use suture removal scissors as multi use. Which would be cleaned but not sterilized or discarded. This would be an example of improper practices related to reprocessing lab instruments, and improper practices for items that should be sterile and maintained sterile until point of use. The negative out comes of using the single use scissors multiple times would be possibly transmitting contaminated microorganisms between patients.