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The CSA Executive

SAP Tables on Difficult to Clean Instruments

In 2005, Health Canada established a Scientific Advisory Panel on Reprocessing of Medical Devices (SAP-RMD). One of the major issues considered by the SAP-RMD was the reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical devices (SUDs) by health care facilities. The SAP-RMD submitted its final recommendations on the reuse of SUDs that were posted on Health Canada website in 2007. Although the SAP-RMD has completed its work and is now disbanded, and records of its proceedings are archived as per Health Canada Policy, the SAP-RMD recommendations continue to be of interest to policy makers in health care facilities. The Medical Devices Reprocessing concerns and Recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Panel on Reprocessing of Medical Devices (SAP-RMD) is posted here as a reference document. This does not represent the opinions or policies of Health Canada.”

SAPRMD Table – English

SAPRMD Table – French

Click here to link to CSA’s home page @ http://www.csa.ca

New CSA Standard Z314-18 Canadian Medical Device Reprocessing.
Can/CSA Z314-18 Canadian Medical Device Reprocessing – Clause by Clause Summary of Changes

The direct link to the new Z314 standard is here:


Z314 Product Profile

Best Practices Document

Best Practices Hand Hygiene 2013

Best Practices Cleaning Disinfection and Sterilization

Best Practices Routine Practices and Additional Precautions

Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections

Click here for the Flash Form

Health Canada

Click here for the Infection Prevention and Control Guideline for Flexible Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy

Click here for Health Canada website for CJD Guide and Documents

Click here for the Health Canada Reporting Form for Medical Device Problems

Click here for the document on Appendix 2 Recommendations

Click here for the document on Record of Proceedings Oct. 12 and 13 2006

Click here for the C-Difficile Fact Sheet for Patients

Other Professional Associations

Click here to visit CAMDR (Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing) website http://www.camdr.ca/

Click here to visit IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management Association) website http://www.iahcsmm.org/

Click here to visit WFHSS (World Forum for Hospital Sterile Supply) website http://www.wfhss.com/

Click here to visit IPAC Canada (Infection Prevention and Control Canada) website http://www.ipac-canada.org/