ReNu Medical's highest priority is patient safety and product quality. ReNu's customers recognize that quality and we have been named the gold standard for large, national, industry leading healthcare organizations. We strive to provide the highest quality product while maintaining the strictest quality standards at a fair and competitive price.
ReNu Medical provides the highest quality reprocessed devices, the most competitive pricing and is authorized by the FDA to process the devices the most times- delivering the most savings and waste reduction benefits.
ReNu Medical’s HLD technology delivers the highest success rates of reprocessed devices in the industry, successfully reprocessing 90% of devices collected from partnered facilities. Our market leading success is directly related to our 100% Green HLD Technology.
Yes. ReNu Medical functionally tests 100% of all devices prior to returning them to the facility. This extraordinary level of quality assurance is your guarantee all devices returned to the hospital are visually, functionally, and substantially equivalent to a new device. ReNu Medical warrants that all successfully reprocessed devices perform to manufacturers specifications.
Hospitals can expect at least a 30-75% savings over the cost of purchasing a new OEM device. If you are currently utilizing a sterilizing company to reprocess non-critical and semi critical devices, ReNu Medical can save your hospital twice as much (100%). ReNu Medical reprocesses single use medical devices for considerably less than the original acquisition cost. Savings per facility can range from thousands of dollars to millions annually. Additional savings are realized through decreased waste disposal costs, inventory reduction, and elimination of freight premiums.
High Level Disinfection (HLD) is not sterilization. ReNu's technology disinfects previously used SUD’s and uses nothing more dangerous than high temperature water. No chemicals or carcinogens are used as in sterilization methods. We utilize a pasteurization technology that reaches temperatures high enough to kill viruses, bacteria's and all microorganisms, except for small numbers of bacterial spores. No harmful air emissions are released into the environment and no chemical residue is left on the device post reprocessing.
Utilizing two reprocessors for your reprocessing program ensures the most success and benefits to your facility in each device category (HLD for non-invasive devices and Sterilization for invasive devices). According to the CDC, APIC, AORN, Spaulding and many others, High-Level Disinfection (HLD) is the appropriate and recommended technology for reprocessing semi and non-critical (non-invasive) devices. Further, utilizing the appropriate technology for devices, HLD provides a safe non-toxic technology delivering twice as much savings as other reprocessor's employing sterilization. Maintaining sterile reprocessing in the OR and adding ReNu Medical in all patient care areas maximizes your reprocessing program savings and waste benefits. When there is a quality issue in the OR and that segment of reprocessing is stopped for due to safety concerns, ReNu's program is not impacted and the savings continue. There is no overlap in collections as the sterile reprocessor collects in the OR and ReNu collects everywhere else.
No. Unless the company has FDA 510K clearances to provide both High Level Disinfection and sterilization they must outsource services to other companies. ReNu Medical is the only FDA compliant High Level Disinfection medical device reprocessor.
No. ReNu Medical is the ONLY reprocessor that utilizes HLD (pasteurization) technology exclusively. Devices are not subjected to harsh chemical sterilants. Our technology is 100% non-toxic and the only bi-product is hot water.
Advanced barcode technology is used to track every device reprocessed and provide 'real time'immediate and ongoing data ensuring appropriate device history documentation. ReNu Medical's device tracking and reporting system software is designed to make available valuable information detailing overall savings and waste elimination on a per devise basis.
*Reporting data is critical to the success of your reprocessing program. Verify your reprocessor actually delineates how many devices are collected from your facility (not just how many are processed). Without accountability of all collections, your facility may be receiving partial or incomplete data, savings and waste calculations are compromised an inaccurate.
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ReNu Medical FDA registration number 3034520. ReNu's latest FDA inspection was completed in October 2017. ReNu Medical is 100% FDA compliant and meets or exceeds all FDA regulations.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued enforcement priorities governing reprocessing, and the safe reuse of devices labeled "single-use only". The FDA considers reprocessed devices "substantially equivalent" to (original) manufactured devices and subjects third party reprocessor's to the same applicable regulatory guidelines as the original device manufacturer (OEM). The FDA has stated that certain specific single-use medical devices may be reprocessed and are "substantially equivalent" to the OEM device. The General Accounting Office (GAO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have stated there is no evidence reprocessed devices have harmed ANY patients. Further, there has never been an adverse claim on a non-critical or semi critical reprocessed device.
ReNu Medical's implementation team works with a key representative from each facility to define an Operation and Implementation schedule and manage all the logistics. ReNu representatives meet with your facility to educate, in-service, brand and set up device collection locations within the hospital. The facility can begin collecting devices immediately. ReNu Medical handles all the details; from pick up to delivery.
ReNu Medical places collection containers in appropriate hospital units and in-services staff. ReNu Medical maintains the responsibility of collecting, reprocessing, and returning devices to the facility. All recovered devices undergo a thorough initial inspection and cleaning to eliminate bio-burden and enhance appearance. Cleaned devices are sorted and receive High Level Disinfection.
No. Patient safety and product quality are the number one priorities at ReNu. Unlike other reprocessor's, we control all phases of device reprocessing at our reprocessing center in Everett Washington.
ReNu Medical handles every aspect to insure a successful reprocessing program from implementation, staff education to pick up and delivery of the devices. There is no counting, sorting, cleaning or packaging. It is as simple as throwing all target devices into (the same) ReNu Medical collection container conveniently located where devices are normally discarded.
ReNu Medical offers the quickest turn-around time in the industry (less than 7 days in our reprocessing center). Others make similar claims, however, these are devices collected 5-6 weeks earlier. Although you may receive a weekly shipment from others, your actual turn time (for the same devices removed from your hospital) is frequently in excess of 8 weeks. Additionally, ReNu returns the devices collected from your facility ' back to your facility (other reprocessor's do not).
There has never been a confirmed patient or staff adverse incident from the use of a reprocessed non-critical or semi-critical device. ReNu Medical maintains a $10,000,000.00 liability insurance policy.