Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)

MDR Standards

Completing medical device reprocessing (MDR) to standard ensures contaminated devices can be reused safely. The MDR standards cover decontamination, packaging, disinfection, sterilization, and other important elements.

Proper MDR is critical to patient and staff safety.

Read our standards for general devices (e.g. scissors, forceps, speculums) and flexible endoscopes.

MDR Standards for General DevicesMDR Standards for Flexible EndoscopesStakeholder Standards Revision Request Form

MDR Toolkit

Reprocessing Toolkit

Practical tools for you and your staff to meet best practices when reprocessing medical equipment. Includes suggested supplies required for reprocessing, templates to assist writing policies and procedures, factors to consider when purchasing a sterilizer and much more.


MDR Assessment Process

Check out our flow chart outlining the steps of an MDR assessment from start to finish.


Impact of assessments on sterilization practices

Report 2018


Learn how to perform medical device reprocessing and important information on occupational health & safety (OH&S). We recommend community practices train their MDR staff with either one of the PHO or CSA Group courses AND the CPSA course on OH&S.

Reprocessing In Community Health Care Settings (Public Health Ontario)

Following best practices helps prevent the transmission of infection to healthcare providers and clients/patients. If you are responsible for reprocessing in community healthcare settings, this course is for you.


Reprocessing in Community Healthcare Settings

MDR In Community Healthcare Settings (CSA Group)

Four modules available depending upon your unique community healthcare practice and area of expertise. The first module contains core lessons and is necessary for the completion of the course. The other three modules build on the first module and are optional as they are setting and/or device specific.

MDR in Community Healthcare Settings

Making Your Medical Office Safe (CPSA)

Prepare for your assessment and earn credit. We offer a free online course to highlight your physician obligations under provincial legislation and to help ensure a safe working environment for you, your medical office staff and patients.

CFPC Mainpro participants may claim Mainpro-M2 credits for this activity, while participants of the Royal College MOC Program may use this course as a stimulus to develop a personal learning project.


MDR Course


We want to make your office environment safe for patients and staff. The following resources will help ensure you and your staff are properly putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE) when cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment.

Reprocessing PosterProcedure Manual Instructions


Benjamin Kung

IPAC Program Manager

780-969-5004 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 5004 (in Canada)

Fax: 780-424-5859