|Title:||Disposable Syringes and Other Products|
|Document ID:||Nursing Circular N 185|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 8 December 1982|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Applicable to:||Matrons/Directors of Nursing at Departmental and Board Hospitals|
|Authorised by:||E.L. Bowan, Principal Director of Nursing, Department of Hospital and Allied Services, 30-Nov-1982|
|Print version:||View print version|
Disposable Syringes and Other Products
At the 22nd meeting of the National Therapeutic Goods Committee held in Canberra on 26 May 1982, concern was expressed that disposable syringes and other disposable articles were being re-sterilised for further usage.
After initial use, these products commence a process of disintegration either visibly or microscopically, thus creating a risk separate to that of inadequate sterilisation.
Nursing staff should therefore be reminded that under no circumstances should disposable products be re-used.
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 8 December 1982 at 12:00am