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Medical Device Reprocessing Education

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Continuing Nursing Division has developed four home study (print based, tutor supported) courses on Medical Device Reprocessing.

Grade 12 and English Language Proficiency are pre-requisites for the courses.

A practicum component will be available after the completion of the four courses. Practicum dates are dependent on availability of practicum sites.


You will discuss the inspection, sorting, assembling, packaging and storing instruments. Aspects of preparing equipment to be sterilized will be covered. You will study the various classifications of surgical instruments including specialty and by service categories. Policies and procedures related to these areas will also be identified.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Decontamination: Cleaning and Disinfection


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-180January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-181April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance

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Your studies will focus on an overview of the medical device reprocessing (MDR) department as well as duties and responsibilities of Medical Device Reprocessing technicians. You will gain valuable information whether you are new to the area or have previous reprocessing experience. You will study medical terminology, major body systems, microbiology, infection control, confidentiality, safety and required Canadian standards related to medical device reprocessing.

Prerequisites: Grade 12 or GED 12, SIAST English Language Proficiency


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-174January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-176April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$340.00Distance
You will have the opportunity to study decontamination in medical device reprocessing. You will discuss agents for cleaning and disinfection as well as study various equipment used to decontaminate surgical instruments and patient care equipment. You will discuss the handling and cleaning of both rigid and flexible endoscopes. The course will also cover key policies and procedures related to medical device reprocessing.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Medical Device Reprocessing


Additional costs: Text(s)/Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-178January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-179April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
Register Online
$340.00Distance
Your studies will cover the microbiological principles of sterilization. You will study the various methods of sterilization including steam, EtO and low level sterilizers. This course will also focus on monitoring the sterilization process, discussing loaner instruments and identifying components of storage, distribution and transportation of sterile supplies.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Inspection, Assembly and Packaging


Additional costs: Text(s)/manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-182January 26, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
Register Online
$340.00Distance
CRN: 201403-183April 13, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
Register Online
$340.00Distance
You will apply theory and skills in an approved medical device reprocessing department. You will participate in the different aspects of medical device reprocessing including decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage and transportation. You will work under the supervision of a manager/supervisor and work directly with a medical device reprocessing technician. You will model professional attitudes and practices in all aspects of your assigned duties.

Prerequisites: Medical Device Reprocessing - Sterilization, Storage and Distribution


400 hours
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201409-136August 18, 2014 - August 12, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 6, 2015
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$475.00Distance

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