The Dutch standardisation organisation NEN, has published today a so called 'NEN-spec', or 'guidelines'. In the guidelines the NEN publishes recommendations for reuse of single use medical devices (such as surgical masks and respitory devices).
The NEN-spec describes the steps that need to be followed to reach an informed decision.
A multidisciplinary team is necessary to go through the various steps, as is good documentation of the entire process (file creation) including decision moments and considerations. The NEN-spec 3 deals with this:
necessity of reprocessing and reuse;
The guideline can be downloaded through this link free of charge (a NEN connect account is however required).