The information provided by the manufacturer serves as THE BASIS FOR PROCESSING
each and every medical device (MD) and makes stringent demands on
the organizational skills of a Reprocessing Unit for Medical Devices (RUMED) [1]
with regard to the practicability and implementation of such processing measures.
The revision of EN ISO 17664:2017 is an opportune moment to examine the
changes made to the standard as well as their implications for everyday practice.
This present publication also updates Recommendation 46 of the Quality Task
Group.
The washer-disinfectors regulated by standard EN ISO 15883-3 [1] are also known
colloquially as BEDPAN WASHER-DISINFECTORS. The terms automatic bedpan
washers or faecal washers are also occasionally used. These washer-disinfectors
(WDs) are primarily designed and intended for disposal of faeces together with
reprocessing of the associated containers such as urine bottles, bedpans and toilet
commode buckets.