These days there is a lot of concern about the spread of germs and infections in hospitals and other health care facilities. Everyone has heard the horror stories involving cases where someone has died or made very ill following what fairly routine operation for not properly sterilized surgical equipment. Stories like this make one very hesitant to have any kind of medical procedure performed. However, now thanks to disposable medical supplies, incidents like this are very few and far between.
In fact, many hospitals today use disposable surgical instruments has become standard practice. This is due not only to the tight security in place on the spread of the infection, but to prevent cross-contamination cases that can cause unnecessary medical complications as well. Cases like this make changes very public place.
Many items that used to be cleaned and reused is now being replaced with disposable version as an extra safe guard against the further spread of infection and disease. This not only helps to prevent potential further health problems, but give patients more peace of mind.
Many medical care facilities, especially private ones are smaller and certain outpatient facility which found it to be quite cost effective in both the money saved to buy a disposable item to have to sterilize so many items and Launder gowns and masks. In large hospitals that have high emergency room-level visits, the costs should continue to sterilize items that are used very often can be expensive.
Therefore, much larger trauma unit are turning to disposable equipment and supplies because not only does it reduce the time and energy required to wash or disinfect items, but there is little time to wait also for clean items will be available for use.