New Educational Opportunities For CAMDR Members

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CAMDR Conference 2020

WHAT’S NEW

 

Beta Testers Needed

Special offer available for the first 100 qualified applicants.

CSA Group is updating the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician certification examination. Before the examination items can be used to certify candidates, it must be beta-tested to provide valuable feedback and assist in establishing the pass/fail score.

Benefits

Candidates can take the beta exam for $100 (compared to the standard $263)

Candidates wishing to recertify, who meet the recertification requirements, may do so within 1 year of their certification expiring (compared to standard 6 months)

Who is this for?

Health Care employees with medical device reprocessing responsibilities including:

  • Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Supervisors, Managers and Educators of Medical Device Reprocessing Departments
  • Government/Public Health Inspectors
  • Occupational Health & Safety

 

BETA Exam Details

·         The BETA exam consists of up to 270 multiple choice questions developed by industry experts

·         Each BETA tester will be allowed up to 4 hours to complete the exam

·         The test will be conducted at computer based testing centers throughout Canada, or delivered via remote proctoring on your own computer

·         An application and meeting exam pre-requisites are required

·         There is a delay to receiving exam results (approximately 6 months)

Find more out more in the flyer attached.

If you are up for the challenge of beta-testing the new exam, apply now at: https://store.csagroup.org/ccrz__ProductDetails?viewState=DetailView&cartID=&portalUser=&store=&cclcl=en_US&sku=2428090_pcbeta

 

Frequently asked questions regarding the revised CSA Z314-18

HEALTH CANADA NOTICE:

Classification and Licensing of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants as Medical Devices  

In collaboration with Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC), CAMDR has issued a comment on the Health Canada Notice: Classification and Licensing of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants as Medical Devices (March 16, 2018).


Notice: Classification and Licensing of High-Level Disinfectants and Sterilants as Medical Devices

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/medical-devices/activities/announcements/notice-classification-licensing-high-level-disinfectants-sterilants.html

CAN/CSA-Z314-18 – Canadian medical device reprocessing is now published and available on the CSA Store!  http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/sterilization/cancsa-z314-18/invt/27043922018

For information only: The FDA (US) has announced the release of the voluntary standardized protocols for duodenoscope sample collection and culture and a date for a webinar to go over the new protocol. This is a US protocol that provides guidance. Please click on the link to view.  https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/ucm598194.htm

Education Modules – How to

Resources

Looking for information and downloads that pertain to medical device reprocessing? Click any of the links below! Standards and Best Practices The most current standards, best practices, and guidelines for reprocessing of medical devices. Click here! Education Opportunities Medical Device

Membership Options

MEMBER BENEFITS CAMDR provides healthcare workers access to comprehensive and industry-leading development tools to promote quality excellence and advancement in the medical device reprocessing profession. We have two membership options available. BENEFITS INCLUDE: Latest industry news and trends Reduces rates

About Us

Our Vision and Mission Vision – Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR) is a national voice and leader in Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)practices. CAMDR collaborates with other national and international organizations to provide its members with professional development and

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision

Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing (CAMDR) is a national voice and leader in Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)practices. CAMDR collaborates with other national and international organizations to provide its members with professional development and to elevate the quality and standards.

What our members have to say

As a CAMDR member I gained exclusive access into traveling coast to coast in Canada. Which gave me the privilege to keep higher standards and to be more productive in the fast paced environment. Knowing that patients are getting the best care with my higher level of knowledge, leads to satisfaction in my life."

Marta Horvath

I firmly believe that it’s the best thing anyone in MDRD can do for their career. Membership has advantages for professionals at all levels. There’s networking, professional development, friendship and fun!!

Julius Celis

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