Election

As per the CAMDR Bylaws, CAMDR members are required to vote on the CAMDR Board of Directors Slate of Officers at the General Meeting held during the Biennial Conference.

There will be three Board of Director vacancies October 2016. (Abdool Karim, President, Patrick Quinn, Vendor Director and Anne-Marie Rancourt, Education Director will have completed their terms. Abdool Karim will move to Past-President, Merlee Steele-Rodway will move to President therefore, the position of President-Elect will be open)

Current Board Members:
1. Abdool Karim, President
2. Merlee Steele-Rodway, President Elect
3. Gale Schultz, Treasurer
4. Pamela Hunter, Secretary
5. Anne-Marie Rancourt, Education Director
6. Dianne Trudeau, Conference Director
7. Patrick Quinn, Vendor Director

Nominations are now closed, and we are pleased to report that two positions have been acclaimed: Albert Csapo, President-Elect and Denise Bosnjak, Vendor Director. We will be presenting their names on the 2017-18 slate of officers.

We received two nominations for Education Director: Colleen Landers and Bindu Sharma. Members are being called to vote on the candidate using the personalized link and code sent to all members by email.  Voting closes September 19, 2016.

The final slate will be circulated on September 22 and will be voted for acceptance during the General Meeting held at the Biennial Conference, October 16, 2016.

CANDIDATES FOR EDUCATION DIRECTOR

 

Colleen LandersColleen Landers, Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Dear CAMDR Members,

My name is Colleen Landers and I am running for the Education Director for the CAMDR Executive. The elections are open and I hope you will cast you ballot for me.

I would like to represent you and hope to bring my expertise and educational knowledge to the CAMDR education position and requests your support. My goals are the following;

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems to share knowledge and education, and develop a system to deliver such knowledge I so accessible to all MDRD Technicians across Canada.
  • Recommend educational opportunities in best practices for MDR.
  • Support educational opportunities for MDR Technicians.
  • Provide links on the website to educational sessions for members to keep them current.

Thank you for this opportunity. If you have any questions please contact me.

Colleen Landers

Biography:

Colleen is a Registered Nurse and a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician who has worked in healthcare since 1967 in Ontario. She worked 19 years in the operating room and 20 years in medical device reprocessing at Timmins & District Hospital and Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. She also runs her own healthcare consulting company and has consulted in the reprocessing of medical devices field in Canada for the past 16 years.

Her main goals in life are to “Make a Difference in Improving Health Care in Canada” and to work towards “Ensuring That All Patients Receive the Best Quality Care Possible”. She pursues these goals tirelessly by dedicating thousands of volunteer hours to endeavors to improve central reprocessing practices in Canada and promoting the Canadian Standards in reprocessing. She is the co-author of the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician textbook and workbook being used in colleges and course across Canada.

She is a member of the CSA Standards technical committee for healthcare for 20 years. She won the “National Canadian Standards Award for Health Care” participation for 2005 for her countless volunteer hours over the past years in assisting to improve the best practices standards for reprocessing medical devices. She is a Canadian Surveyor for Accreditation Canada for healthcare. She teaches the MDRT course in Ontario and has taught in Manitoba and Alberta. Sher has spoken at many events Nationally and Internationally.

She hopes to bring her wealth of expertise and educational knowledge to the CAMDR education position and requests your support. Her goals are the following;

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems to share knowledge and education, and develop a system to deliver such knowledge I so accessible to all MDRD Technicians across Canada.
  • Recommend educational opportunities in best practices for MDR.
  • Support educational opportunities for MDR Technicians.
  • Provide links on the website to educational sessions for members to keep them current.

Thank you for this opportunity.

Colleen Landers, R.N., MDRT

 


Bindu Sharma
Bindu Sharma
, Supervisor MDRC, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

My name is Bindu Sharma and currently work as an MDRC Senior supervisor and subject matter expert in a busy Trauma center at Sunnybrook Hospital for the past 10 years.

Highlights of my career:

  • BA degree in Political Science
  • MA degree in Social Sciences. Educator and teacher for 11 years in India
  • Currently finishing my dissertation for my MBA degree. My dissertation is entitled: “ Barriers to communication between MDRC and the Operating room” with implementation of best practices.
  • I want to make it clear that running for this position is not about me but about all of us who practice this profession of MDR. And I want your ideas to move it forward.

WHAT HAVE I DONE ON BEHALF OF CAMDR?

  • I Researched the site for the CAMDR conference in Toronto for the 2016. I collaborated on this project 2 years ago.
  • I Registered 15 delegates for the 2016 conference. Successfully created relations with vendor groups and Encouraged vendors to be involved with CAMDR.
  • Provided support and operated the CAMDR booth and table at the last CSAO conference in Toronto.
  • Spearheaded the Social committee activities for the CAMDR conference and acted as the initial leader of the social group to procure activities to ensure successful a conference. I planned both the Banquet and opening night activities.

PROFESSIONALLY AND GOAL ORIENTED

  • Collaborated and liaise with Seneca College to design a curriculum for an MDR course and currently act as the placement coordinator for the clinical placement of the course. The course is designed for candidates with a medical background but desirous of getting into Medical device reprocessing.
  • Implement best practices in MDR at Sunnybrook, in accordance with accreditation Canada, CSA and ISO standard.
  • Provided support and advise freely to colleagues across Canada and assist with best practices as a subject matter expert.

GOALS

  • To Innovate and take CAMDR education and relations with colleges and hospitals to the next level of excellence.
  • To develop systems to divulge information to all users of CAMDR website across country. To liaise with IPAC, ORNAC, WFHSS and other national and provincial associations to promote Reprocessing of Medical devices.
  • I am a good listener and care deeply about CAMDR, its future, the future of all professionals (TECHS, Supervisors, Managers etc) and will work tirelessly to ensure our profession advance and develop in the interest of patient care. I am energetic, dedicated, have excellent work ethics.
  • I humbly request your support to serve you but more so for all of us to serve this profession together.
  • My goal is to serve everyone equally across ALL PROVINCES in Canada.