Doctor Accused of Reusing Non-Reusable Rectal Device on Multiple Patients

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Doctor Accused of Reusing Non-Reusable Rectal Device on Multiple Patients

Nurse Claims Disposable Sensor "was used over 100 times before being replaced.”

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Let's face it: when you buy a high-end tool for rectal probes, you want to get your money's worth - even if the probing device is a "single use" probe.

Editor's note: Are rectal probes a 'one size fits all" kind of a deal?

A doctor is Michigan has been accused of endangering his patients by reusing a rectal pressure device that the FDA recommends disposing of after a single use, according to a Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs complaint posted to the state’s website.

A nurse at Dr. Roger Beyer’s Urological Solutions of Michigan and Women’s Health Care Specialists alleges that a single disposable sensor "was used over 100 times before being replaced." A second nurse, however, claimed that the device “was cleaned occasionally."

Dr. Beyer told a station in West Michigan that he has done nothing wrong, has seen no infections from reusing the device and doesn’t agree with the complaint against him.

“I immediately had this stopped until we can investigate it,” he said. “We found out we were doing it the proper way."

PRO TIP: ALWAYS hand wash your rectal devices and 'drip-dry' to avoid shrinkage.

Hammer and Nigel break down the filthy rectal doc and more in today's edition of "Is This Anything?"

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