This is the second edition of CSA Z314.22, Management of loaned, reusable medical devices. It supersedes the previous edition, published in 2004 under the title Management of loaned, shared, and leased medical devices. It is intended to be used with the CSA Z314 series of Standards pertaining to the reprocessing of medical devices.
This Standard specifies requirements for the lending of:
(a) critical and semi-critical reusable medical devices; and
(b) single-use medical devices, such as implants, that a company and are intended to be used with the loaned, reusable device.
This Standard applies to all health care facilities and vendors that provide, use, transport, or maintain loaned, reusable medical devices.
This Standard specifies requirements for
a) policies and procedures related to the lending and trial of medical devices;
b) account abilities and responsibilities;
c) staff qualifications, orientation, education, training, and other personnel considerations;
d) transportation between organizations;
e) quality assurance;
f) emergency procedures; and
g) required documentation.
Note: Examples of the types of transactions covered by this Standard include:
(a) health care facility to health care facility; and
(b) vendor to health care facility and health care facility to vendor.
The following areas are not addressed in this Standard:
(a) decontamination of reusable medical devices (see CAN/CSA-Z314.8);
(c) sterilization of medical devices (see CSA Z314.2 and CSA Z314.3); and
(d) single-use medical devices other than those that accompany and are intended to be used with a loaned, reusable device.
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