It has come to my attention that there are single use products being used in our DHB’s which may not in fact be sterile.
Two items have been brought to my notice that I will take forward to Medsafe.
One is sterile single use bi-polar leads and the other is single use metzenbaum scissors for delivery suites.
In both cases the packaging states that these items have been sterilized by EO. yet on the packaging it has coloured strip which states Pink to yellow in EO. In both products the strip is still pink.
Please check any of those products in your workplace or ask your theatre staff to check these products.