Single-use devices

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Single-use devices (SUDs) are medical devices intended for one-time use or disposal after use on a single patient. These devices are designed to be used for a specific procedure and then discarded, thus reducing the risk of cross-contamination and infection. SUDs are commonly used in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Examples of SUDs include syringes, catheters, and surgical masks. SUDs must meet the same regulatory requirements as other medical devices, including those related to safety, effectiveness, and quality.