Standard Practice for Care and Handling of Orthopedic Implants and Instruments
|Publication Date:||1 October 2004|
|ICS Code (Surgical instruments and materials):||11.040.30|
|ICS Code (Implants for surgery, prosthetics and orthotics):||11.040.40|
This practice covers recommended procedures for the handling of orthopedic implants and instruments.
Hospital receiving personnel, central supply personnel, operating room personnel, surgeons, and occasionally other individuals will handle orthopedic implants and instruments. All personnel should be informed of recommended care and handling procedures to prevent damage to orthopedic implants and instruments.
This practice does not cover producer level handling and packaging procedures.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.