The second part of the recommendation “Information to be provided by the medical device manufacturer” pointed out that the accuracy of the manufacturer’s instructions should be verified already at the time of procurement of medical devices.
It has been pointed out that, ideally, all relevant parties should play a role in the procurement process. Only in that way the needs of users can be taken into account just like those of the purchasing department and compatibility of the medical devices with the available processing methods can be confirmed.
A checklist was provided with Recommendation 108 to support the assessment of all influencing factors in the processing of the newly procured medical device. In the meantime, there have been some comments and suggestions for improvement of this checklist from the readers, which have prompted us to publish an update of the checklist.
Please use this revised version of the checklist in the future. It is coordinated with representatives of the AKI, among others, and will certainly provide useful support to the procurement process.
You can also download the checklist from the DGSV e.V. website.