• IPAC Canada Statement on Medical Device Reprocessing Training and Technician Certification -IPAC Canada Reprocessing Interest Group and Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing
    (September 2018)

  • https://www.csa.ca

    IPAC Canada Statement on Medical Device Reprocessing Training and Technician Certification*In collaboration with the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR), Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC Canada) endorses as a core requirement for those in settings where reprocessing is done, mandatory training and ongoing competency assessment related to the reprocessing of existing and new medical devices/equipment in their workplace. The achievement and maintenance of certification in medical device reprocessing (CMDRT®) from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is strongly recommended for all reprocessing staff, includingmedical device reprocessing managers and supervisors.*2018, in collaboration with the Reprocessing Interest Group and CAMDRTheCertified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT ®) Personnel Certification has been developed by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in conjunction with Canadian medical device reprocessing experts to provide assurance that an individual possesses the competencies deemed necessary to perform the job function of a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician(MDRT). The certification is designed to complement accreditation programs for verification bodies. It is recommended that personnel who perform reprocessing of medical devices complete an approved MDRT course.CSA’s CMDRT® Designation is the only certification designed and developed for personnel responsible for reprocessing reusable medical devices in Canada. This Canadian national certification conforms to Canadian Standards and Best Practices, and compliments certifications in infection prevention and control, nursing and other related professions. Re-certification is required every 5years.