IPAC Northeastern Ontario (IPAC NEO)
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Register to attend the IPAC NEO Chapter meeting and celebrate the IPAC NEO Chapter 10 year anniversary.
An education session will be provided September 24, 2018 from 12:30-13:30. Chapter business from 13:30-15:00. This event will be offered in-person at various locations and via webinar. We encourage members to attend in person at designated sites where possible. A light lunch and parking costs will be provided for those who attend in person.
Education Session: New National Standard for Canadian Medical Device Reprocessing CAN/CSA Z314-18
Presenter: Colleen Landers, R.N., MDRT
Colleen is a Registered Nurse and a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician who has worked in healthcare since 1967 in Ontario in many health care areas, including previously working at Timmins & District Hospital. 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”. Colleen won the “National Canadian Standards Award for Health Care” participation for 2005 for her countless volunteer hours in assisting to improve the best practices standards for reprocessing medical devices.
Colleen has been a member of the technical committee for healthcare standards for 20 years and was a Canadian Surveyor for Accreditation Canada for healthcare for 5 years. She is a lifetime member of MDRAO and served on the provincial executive for 14 years in various positions. She is one of the authors of the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician textbook and workbook used in colleges and courses across Canada and has taught the MDRAO Classroom course since 1990, teaching over 5000 students. She has been a CAMDR member since its inception and currently serves as the Education Director on the board. She is presently the treasurer and Provincial Representative for the THETA chapter.
IPAC NEO is a regional multidisciplinary association committed to the wellness and safety of Ontarians by promoting best practice in infection prevention and control through education, standards and advocacy.
IPAC NEO will be a major provincial and national leader and a recognized resource in Ontario for the promotion of best practice in infection prevention and control.
About IPAC NEO
Members of IPAC NEO come from all sectors of health care. The IPAC NEO chapter is located in North Eastern Ontario, which is the second largest region in Ontario in terms of land area, spanning 31 percent of the provincial total. Four cities have populations greater than 40,000: Timmins, North Bay, Sudbury, and Sault Ste. Marie, making up less than half of the overall North East population; the remainder is based in smaller centres, most of which have populations less than 5000. IPAC NEO has over 70 members and meets quarterly using a variety of technology to overcome the vast geography.