Vocational Training Program

Reprocessing of Medical Devices

Next sessions

Fall 2023 date coming soon!

Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 3:20pm

Location

ACCESS Cleghorn
163 rue Cleghorn, Saint-Lambert, Qc, J4R 2J4

Phone

450-676-1843 ext. 5044

Duration

1080 Hours / 72 Credits

Why enroll in this program?

  • Acquire the certified training required to work as a medical device reprocessor in the health and social services field. Our dedicated teaching nurses provide training in a modern hospital ward setting with the latest medical equipment. To learn more, call the ACCESS Centre.
  • The program is officially recognized by the Québec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports.
  • The professional training you receive opens doors to many jobs in both the public and private sectors.
  • Financial aid is available for eligible candidates www.afe.gouv.qc.ca/en/

With 5 campuses located on the South Shore of Montreal, ACCESS has been a resource for the Riverside School Board community for over 40 years, empowering individuals who are 16 and older in their ongoing quest for academic and professional success.

Program objectives

  • Provide students with the skills to carry out the prescribed steps to reprocess medical devices (instruments, appliances, devices or other items) at risk of contamination by microorganisms, in anticipation of their reuse.
  • Train students to communicate with various internal service points (endoscopy service, operating room, care unit, etc.) and external (local community service center [CLSC], medical clinic , etc.).
  • Teach students to communicate effectively with all members of the medical team.
  • Give students the ability to respond effectively to problems and to adapt to difficult situations.

Special features of the program

To be eligible for admission to the Reprocessing of Medical Devices program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, in second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test, as well as Secondary V credits in language of instruction in a program of study established by the Minister, or recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing from among the following: Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

  • For more information on Functional Prerequisites, please visit the InforouteFPT website (available in French only for the time being).
  • For a full list of required registration documents based on your status in Canada, click here.

Content of
program

Module title
Hours
Units
  • Positioning oneself with regards to the profession and the training process
    30
    2
  • Considering the extent of the practice of the profession with regard to legislative, normative and ethical aspects
    30
    2
  • Take basic precautions to prevent and control contamination
    60
    4
  • Performing the classification and disassembly of medical devices according to their type
    75
    5
  • Classify medical devices according to their use and risk category
    75
    5
  • Preventing the risks associated with pre-cleaning methods of medical devices
    45
    3
  • Perform pre-cleaning of medical devices
    30
    2
  • Preventing the risks associated with cleaning and disinfection methods for medical devices
    60
    4
  • Cleaning medical devices
    45
    3
  • Disinfecting medical devices
    30
    2
  • Build collaborative relationships at work
    30
    2
  • Assembling medical devices
    60
    4
  • Proceed to the packaging of medical devices
    30
    2
  • Preventing the risks associated with sterilization methods of medical devices
    75
    5
  • Sterilizing medical devices
    60
    4
  • Warehousing, inventorying and distributing medical devices
    45
    3
  • Prevent risks associated with reprocessing methods for flexible endoscopic devices
    45
    3
  • Reprocessing flexible endoscopic devices
    75
    5
  • Reprocessing medical devices in the workplace in the soiled area
    90
    6
  • Reprocessing medical devices in the workplace in clean and sterile areas
    90
    6