European Association for Medical Device Reprocessing

Sterile Packaging

Identification and Documentation of each device

In order to ensure that devices keep the same hygienic quality from the reprocessing facility until they are used, several layers of sterile packaging are applied in a controlled environment. The final packaging is then added which contains all relevant information, including the identity of the device (usually copied from its data matrix) and of the reprocessor, clearly displayed on an external label.

This allows the piece of equipment to be readily identified, either by scanners and IMS (Instrument Management System) software, or visually by reprocessors, shipping agents or medical staff.