(Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Thursday, October 12, 2017: The Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Department at TCI Hospital deviated from conventional initiatives held in observance of International Medical Device Reprocessing Week to pursue a hurricane relief endeavor at a local primary school.
A team of MDR Specialists visited the Shining Stars Preparatory School in Providenciales on Thursday October 12th, 2017 to deliver school supplies to students whose homes sustained severe damages in recent storms. Atleast 23 students were identified by the institution as being in need of assistance.
During the presentation to the general assembly, the team sought to raise awareness of the profession, which is responsible for the sterilization of patient care items and surgical instruments. The importance of proper hand hygiene was also emphasized during the exercise.
Representatives from Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital have conducted nearly a dozen school visits throughout the year. These learning institutions include public and private schools.
The second full week of October is dedicated to the work performed in Medical Device Reprocessing Departments across the world, and its importance to health care delivery.