Instructor – Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Congratulations to Barry Pickrem, who is a Certified MDR Technician at the Victoria General Hospital. Barry recently completed the IAHCSMM Certified Healthcare Leadership (CHL)certification. Combining this with his Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) and Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) gives him the ‘Golden Crown’ level of certification through IAHCSMM. As well, Barry is Certified Medical Device Reprocessor Technician (CMDRT) certified.
Congratulations Barry, your dedication to patient safety and the MDR professions shows in your desire for continuous learning. You are a true inspiration to the MDR profession.
Becky White, Vice President MDRANS
The past 2 years has brought us all unexpected challenges, we have also seen warmth, care and commitment demonstrated at every turn. We would like to sincerely thank you for your support, commitment and dedication to patient safety.
Our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones during the holiday season.
Stay safe & All the best in 2022
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE IWK MDR!
TO: Medical Device Reprocessing Departments
Please join us in celebrating Medical Device Reprocessing Week, October 10 – 16, 2021.
We would like to thank the Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians of Nova Scotia for their dedication and commitment to quality and safe patient care during these unprecedented times. MDR Technicians are the silent heroes of the hospital ensuring all reusable medical devices are properly cleaned, disinfected, sterilized and safe for use on our patients, though most patients will never have the opportunity to meet us.
MDR week is an opportunity to bring awareness to our profession by celebrating the hard work we do. Many MDRD’s provide tours and set up displays to educate patients and other healthcare workers on the important role we play in a patients outcome. With the current restrictions in place, it is unlikely we will be able to do these things again this year.
We are hopeful we will be able to get together again soon to celebrate. Our hopes are for a spring education session 2022 and conference 2023. Please follow our website www.mdrans.ca for updates.
We challenge all Medical Device Reprocessing Department throughout the province to come up with ideas to foster awareness of MDR in your facility.
As we continue to live and work in a world that has been challenging and face the unknown, please stay safe and support each other.
Thank you for your dedication, commitment and courage.
MDRANS President & Executive
MDRANS received four scholarship applications and awarded all four applicants with $350.00 toward the MDR related course
Congratulations to the following: