The Medical Device Reprocessing Technician - Correspondence Course provides the theory for effective job performance as a MDR Technician. This course is designed for individuals:
Students learn concepts and principles in the following areas: Overview of MDR Departments, Professional Practice, Infection Prevention and Control, Occupational Health and Safety in MDR, Medical Devices, Decontamination, Disinfection, Preparation and Packaging, Sterilization, Storage and Distribution, Endoscopes and Quality Assurance. This course is based on Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards and best practices for safe and effective sterilization of reusable medical devices in Canada.
CSA recognizes VCC as an approved MDRT training provider. Students who meet CSA requirements may be eligible to write the optional CSA Canadian certification exam to become a Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT). Please refer to CSA website for specific requirements.
As no clinical skills training is included, hospitals in the Greater Vancouver area and Fraser Valley do not recognize this course for employment. We recommend students living in the Lower Mainland apply for the full-time MDRT Certificate program, which includes supervised theory and clinical skills training in a local MDR Department.
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International students must first contact International Education at email@example.com or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.
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VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
|Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.443.8600.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
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The MDRT Correspondence Course provides the theory base for effective job performance as a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician. This course is designed for individuals working in medical device reprocessing in primary health-care facilities, private clinics and dental clinics, but who lack formal theory instruction, for individuals returning to the workforce who need a theory refresher, and for individuals living outside of the Lower Mainland who are new to medical device reprocessing and need the theory training for employment as MDR Technicians. Topics covered include Professional Practice in MDR, Infection Control and Safety, Medical Devices, Decontamination, Disinfection, Preparation and Packing, Sterilization, Storage and Distribution, Endoscopes and Quality Assurance.Registration is on-going for this course. Student may register at any time, and have one year to complete the course. The course is paper-based, and students must successfully pass two multiple choice exams in order to complete the course. A Learning Activities Booklet is provided to enhance student learning, and a tutor is available via email.
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