1Brushes designed to clean medical devices after clinical use play an important role in the effective reprocessing of those medical devices. Instructions for use from the brush manufacturer should supply information related to the compatibility, or more importantly, incompatibility with materials that make up the composition of a medical. This may be stated in terms of being suitable for specific materials, not suitable for specific materials, or suitable for a limited number of uses for specific materials. 1Inspection for wear should always be a part of the instructions for use of a brush. Application of this guide can help to determine suitability with different materials and also information as the nature of any degradation of a material that might be observed
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