Medical Device Reprocessing Team members focus on learning and team building at first in-person conference since pandemic

After years of not being able to host an in-person conference, the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Nova Scotia (MDRANS) was able to bring more than 60 participants together in Cape Breton last weekend to network, learn from various speakers, and take part in team building sessions. Various vendors presented information on products, services, and ways to increase efficiencies.

New executive members were also confirmed for the association at the event. Congratulations to Nova Scotia Health team members:

  • Rebecca White, Technical Supervisor, Medical Device Reprocessing Services, Halifax Infirmary – MDRANS President
  • Bonnie Clarke, Supervisor, Medical Device Reprocessing Services, Colchester East Hants Health Centre –MDRANS Vice President
  • Lorraine Oxner, Supervisor, Medical Device Reprocessing Services, Yarmouth Regional Hospital - MDRANS Secretary, and
  • Sharyn Tanner, Medical Device Reprocessing Technician, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre - MDRANS Treasurer.

Medical Device Reprocessing teams are an essential part of Nova Scotia Health (NSH), providing reprocessing services for our entire organization. Hundreds of Medical Device Reprocessing Technician’s (MDRT’s) work across NSH and are responsible for the decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution of medical devices at more than a dozen hospitals. 

Reprocessing of reusable patient care items is vital to infection prevention and control, quality assurance and patient care, including the day-to-day operations of surgical care, endoscopy services, ambulatory care services and more. MDRTs have a thorough knowledge of anatomy, microbiology, cleaning procedures, disinfection, sterilization and the care and handling of complex equipment and surgical instrumentation.

Thank you to the hardworking MDRANS team, which did a fantastic job organizing and to the many technicians who took part to advance their  skills and knowledge.

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