CSAO is a provincial non-profit medical device reprocessing association

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“THE CENTRAL SERVICE OF ONTARIO MEDICAL DEVICE REPROCESSING TECHNIQUES COURSE”

Offered by the Central Service Association of Ontario.
The C.S.A.O. Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques Course provides information to support Medical Device Reprocessing staff members in their work in the field of reprocessing. The information required by staff to ensure their safety and the patient’s safety within healthcare organizations is expanding, as new antibiotic resistant micro-organisms become more prevalent in our society. Staff requires in depth understanding of the principles of decontamination, assembly and sterilization to function effectively, to reduce risk to themselves and the patients. They need to have a basis for critical decision-making when unusual incidents occur.

C.S.A.O. CLASSROOM COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 TO MAY 2014

The Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques Course will be offered by the C.S.A.O. & the following companies:
Cardinal Health Canada, Getinge, 3M, Kimberly-Clark, London Laundry Services, Acart, and Vantage Endoscopy. These companies will be providing speakers for the modules.

If you need further information on any of these courses please contact the C.S.A.O.office by e-mail (csao@ntl.sympatico.ca). Students can register for any course in the province no matter where they live. You do not have to be working in a health care setting to take the classroom course.

To register for the course, you must print the registration form below, fill it out and mail it to the CSAO office at Box 225, Timmins, Ontario P4N 7C9 with the payment of $661.90 plus HST(86.05) for a total of $747.95 in the form of a hospital cheque, certified cheque, money order, Visa or Mastercard. We only accept faxed registration forms if paying by Visa or Mastercard.

The maximum of 80 students are accepted and the course will close once 80 students have been registered on or before the closing date.

Study material is mailed out to students that have registered once a minimum of 15 students have registered for that site.

Course Outline:

Click here for the course outline

Student Registration and Course Criteria:

Must have Grade 12 education or equivalent (proof may be required).

Must be fluent in speaking, writing and reading English.

Must attend all classroom sessions.

Must prepare for the course by reading the workbook, and completing each module’s post test questions prior to the first day of the course.

Approximately 30-40 hours of home study are required.

A mark of 70% must be achieved on the exam. The student will receive the CSAO Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques certificate if successful. If the exam is not completed successfully, further course attempts require registration and payment of the  classroom registration fee. Rewrites of the exam are not permitted. The certificate is valid for 5 years

No registration refunds or substitutions for registered students will be permitted. A student cannot transfer from one location to another.

 

CSAO  CLASSROOM COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER 2013 TO MAY 2014

THE CLASSROOM COURSE IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EDUCAITON YEAR. THE NEW DATES, LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE 2014-2015 EDUCATION YEAR WILL BE POSTED AT THE END OF MAY 2014.

 

DELTA CHAPTER COURSE

FALL COURSE      

Location:  To be determined
Course Dates:  September of 2014
Registration Deadline: 
Coordinators: Denise Bosnjak & Marie Savaria

 

SPRING COURSE CLOSED due to maximum capacity. There is no waiting list.

Location: Hamilton Health Sciences-Juravinski Site
Course Dates: April 1, 3, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, & 22, 2014
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2014
Coordinators: Denise Bosjnak & Marie Savaria

Spring Course Schedule

ETA CHAPTER COURSE

FALL COURSE:     

Location:  To be determined
Course Dates:  October of 2014
Registration Deadline: 
Coordinators: Michael Lacatus & Lorna Coutoulas

 

SPRING COURSE : 

Location: To be determined
Course Dates: March 2015
Registration Deadline: 
Coordinators: Michael Lacatus & Lorna Coutoulas

 

SIGMA CHAPTER COURSE

Location: To be determined
Course Dates: November of 2014
Registration Deadline: 
Coordinator: Diane King

 

GAMMA CHAPTER COURSE   

Location: To be determined
Course Dates: February of 215
Registration Deadline:
Coordinators: Darlene Keast  & Shirley Wilcox

THETA/LAMBDA CHAPTER - CLOSED

Location: Being held by Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) with host site location: Timmins, along with OTN remote site locations: Sudbury, North Bay, Barrie, Sault Ste Marie, and Thunder Bay.
Course Dates: May 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2014
Registration Deadline: March 7, 2014
Coordinators: Colleen Landers & Nancy Aelick

THETA Course Schedule

 

DISTANT EDUCATION – OUT OF PROVINCE - CLOSED

The distance education course will begin again on June 1, 2014

Only out of province students will be considered for distant education.

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent. (Proof may be required.)
  • The student must be employed in a Reprocessing Department in a health care setting.
  • Health Care setting must complete the attached practical component before the exam.

Registration can be done any time from June 1st 2014 to Feb 1st 2015. No Registrations will be taken after February 1st 2015. The start date begins when the course material has been received. The exam date must be set with the Director of Education when the material is received by the invigilator and cannot be more then 3 months.

  • The exam date must be set for no later then 3 months after the material is received by the invigulator.
  • The course must be completed in the three-month time frame on a self-study basis. There is a minimum of 32 hours of home study to prepare for the exam. No extensions will be permitted. Assistance is available from a telephone tutor assigned by the Directors of Education.
  • Price includes the 2012 printed First edition CSAO Medical Device Reprocessing Textbook and Workbook and a Practical Component package.
  • A mark of 70% must be achieved on the exam. The student will receive the CSAO Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques certificate if successful. If the exam is not completed successfully, further course attempts require registration and payment of the distant registration fee. Rewrites of the exam are not permitted. The certificate is valid for 5 years

The fee for the course is $661.90 + 13% HST (86..05) = $747.95

 

RECERTIFICATION COURSE – CLOSED

The recertification course will begin again on June 1, 2014

Registration Criteria:

In order to take the C.S.A.O. Recertification Course, you must meet all of the following criteria:

1. Must hold a CSAO certificate or a Canadian College certificate. A photocopy of your certificate is required.

2. Must be a current CSAO member. (2014-2015 membership year).

3. Must work in a Reprocessing Department in a Health Care setting. (Application to be signed by the Manager).

4. Health Care setting to complete the practical component before the exam.

The exam is written in front of an invigilator, the student’s Reprocessing Manager.

Course Information:

Registration can be done any time from June 1st 2014 to Feb 1st 2015. No Registrations will be taken after February 1st 2015. The start date begins when the course material is received by the invigilator. The exam date must be set with the Directors of Education when the material is received by the invigilator and cannot be more then 3 months.

  • The exam date must be set for no later then 3 months after the course material is received by the invigulator.
  • The course must be completed in the three-month time frame on a self-study basis. There is a minimum of 32 hours of home study to prepare for the exam. No extensions will be permitted. .
  • Price includes the 2012 printed First Edition CSAO Medical Device Reprocessing Textbook and Workbook and a Practical Component package.
  • A mark of 70% must be achieved on the exam. The student will receive the CSAO Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques certificate if successful. If the exam is not completed successfully, further course attempts require registration and payment of the classroom course  registration fee. Rewrites of the exam are not permitted. The certificate is valid for 5 years

 

The fee for the course is $300.00 + 13% HST (39.00) = $339.00

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