IPAC Canada/Foot Canada Training Collaborative Webinar
#2 in the Series
Choosing the Right MDR Pathway
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Time: 1000 PT, 1100 MT/SK, 1200 CT, 1300 ET, 1400 AT, 1430 NL
Duration: 1.5 Hours
THIS WEBINAR IS FOR IPAC CANADA MEMBERS AND FOOT CARE PROVIDERS OR STUDENTS.
Deadline for registration: Friday, September 29, 2023.
Login information will be provided at a later date.
How to choose the best MDR option based on the foot care setting, with consideration to tools (is transportation required, etc.), and on- or offsite reprocessing availability. Compare room layouts, costs, tools and processes for each of the 3 MDR Pathways.
CINDY LAZENBY, founder of Foot Canada Training, lead author of Art and Science of Foot Care: A Clinical Resource for Nurses in Canada and lead developer of Foot Canada Training’s curriculum, has an extensive history of providing nursing foot care education and advocating for improvements in nursing foot care in Canada. In addition to being a Registered Nurse since 1981, a Foot Care Nurse provider and Educator since 1993, she is currently Foot Canada Training’s Director of Nursing. Since 1993, Cindy and her associates have trained over 4500 Foot Care Nurses and over 2 dozen Educators across the country. In 2016, Cindy’s passion to transfer her knowledge to other nurses and educators, was the driving force for opening access to Foot Canada Training’s standardized and peer-reviewed curriculum to Foot Care Nurse Educators, health agencies, community colleges, universities in Canada. In 2010, Cindy was a founding contributor and the first Chair of the CAFCN (Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses), which aims to standardize best clinical and educational practices across the nation, and has held numerous other volunteer committee positions. Aside from being accused of being “obsessed with feet” since 1991 by some of her friends and family, there are 4 important aspects of her life that give her a constant stream of joy: family, community, nature and health & wellness.
MERLEE STEELE-RODWAY is a Registered Nurse with over 40 years of experiences that included Neonatal Intensive Care, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR). Merlee’s devotion to these healthcare fields has led her to provide consultation and education to her colleagues ensuring transfer of her knowledge and continued promotion of safe patient care. Merlee was the recipient of the 3M Champion of Infection Prevention and Control Award in 2019 from IPAC Canada. She has been a long-time member of the IPAC Canada’s Online Education Advisory Board. Merlee is a founding member and past president of the Canadian Association of Medical Device Reprocessing. Merlee is active on numerous national IPAC & MDR committees and is the current co-chair of the Canadian Standards Association Z314-18 Technical Committee. Merlee has been engaged with CSA revising their on-line Community MDR Courses which are in the final stages and should be available by this summer.