Reusable vs. Disposable

Reusable vs. Disposable

Those who use emergency medical supplies have a choice to make – should they acquire straps, backboards other equipment that is reusable or disposable? The answer is not always obvious and depends upon several factors, especially safety and budget considerations.


Morrison Medical offers a variety of products that are designed for one-time use as well as multi-use, and has found disposable products gaining ground now that the Coronavirus has become a health issue across the United States.


With disposable products, there’s no decontamination process, as they’re designed to be destroyed of after use. That’s certainly a plus for patient and user safety.


For re-usable products, it’s crucial to have a decontamination and sterilization process that protects patients and first responders. Re-usable products can offer a budget-friendly lower cost per use, but disposable products require no training or after-use handling, so they can also be cost-effective.


Each end-user should review their product needs, volume and budget in making a decision on which types of products will work best for them. If you would like additional input as you do your research, feel free to give us a call or send an email. We are always happy to help.

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