Medical Device Reprocessing Department
The Medical Device Reprocessing Department (MDRD) is a 24 hour, 7 days a week support service responsible for cleaning, decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, and sterilization of medical devices/equipment. The department is centrally located in RVH on the first floor. MDRD has recently centralized reprocessing and added a new area for reprocessing flexible endoscopes of all kinds.
MDRD staff is comprised of Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians (MDRT) who have completed the Medical Device Reprocessing course or a Medical Device Reprocessing Program at a Community College.
MDRD is responsible for sterilizing thousands of instruments and instrument sets every year which are needed to perform surgeries and procedures throughout the health centre. To achieve this MDRD follows the Canadian Standards Association and Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC), and Best Practices for Cleaning Disinfection and Sterilization of Medical Equipment/Devices guidelines. There are many quality assurance checks medical devices/equipment undergo before being used in procedures. MDRT's pick equipment and supplies for patient surgeries for the operating rooms. They also assist the operating rooms daily with any equipment needs. Our team ensures the Physicians and Nurses have everything they need for surgical procedures and out-patient clinics.