Disposable Medical Devices
What are Disposable Medical Devices?
Disposable medical devices are devices that are disposed of after a single use on one patient. The primary reason for use of disposable devices is infection control. Disposables are not intended to be cleaned or reused on other patients, reusing medical products can pose cross contamination issues that disposables aim to eliminate. When an instrument is discarded after use, it can not transmit bacteria or contaminate subsequent patients.
Benefits of Disposable Devices
A key benefit to using disposable devices is improved sanitation and enhanced patient safety. With reusable devices, there are risks associated with the way they are cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized between uses. Accidents can occur during the cleaning process leading to trace amounts of contaminants still on the device. Disposables significantly reduce these risks which helps medical centers avoid patient injury, infection, and malpractice lawsuits. Single use devices also contribute to improved performance of the device, as many medical devices may have a defined life span and could experience issues before the end of their lifecycle.
Examples of Disposable Devices
- Face masks
- Surgical sponges
- Hypodermic needles
- Exam gowns
- Tongue depressors
Design and Development Capabilities at Gilero
Gilero specializes in all things design and development, from concept to commercialization. We can take a product idea from a simple concept all the way through finished device manufacturing. Our talented engineers have experience designing & developing everything from consumable medical devices to complex electromechanical drug delivery systems. Contact us today to start on your next disposable medical device.
Our service offerings include but are not limited to:
- Strategy and Innovation
- Human Factors
- Concept Development
- Design & Engineering
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