MDR105 - Assembly, Wrapping and Packaging of Instruments

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Subject Title
Assembly, Wrapping and Packaging of Instruments

Subject Description
Introduces students to the proper techniques for the assembly, wrapping and/or packaging of surgical instruments, supplies and patient care equipment.  Student will need a video camera or cell phone camera with video capability.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Medical Devices Reprocessing Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply the principles of wrapping and packaging techniques;
  2. Demonstrate the different techniques used to wrap and pack surgical instruments, supplies and patient care equipment;
  3. Identify correct sealing and labelling techniques;
  4. Apply principles and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the correct technique for assembly of surgical instruments;
  5. Demonstrate the correct use of internal/external sterilization indicators.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MDR100 - Medical Terminology
MDR102 - Microbiology and Infection Control
MDR103 - Identiifcation, Care and Handling of Instrument
MDR104 - Decontaminaion, Principles,  Procedures & Practice

Topic Outline
Course Overview and Introduction
Your portfolio is, or will be, a personal piece of you. It will visually define your creativity, your technical skills and your ability to problem-solve and communicate concepts and ideas. It is the one, single-most important component of the mix that could make or
break an interview or influence a client’s decision to hire you for a freelance project. In short, this snapshot of your creative talent must be carefully developed and continually nurtured. It is a reflection of you!

Required Readings Week 1:
Lind, Natalie. (2005). Instrumentation Resource Course: Identification, Handling and Processing of Surgical Instruments.
Unit 6-Factors Influencing the Sterilization Process (pgs. 141-144)

Discussion: Introductory Icebreaker Posts
Please introduce yourself to your classmates and your instructor, and address the ice-breaker question. [Introductory post should be included under Introductions folder in Desire2Learn]. Tell us about any related or similar work you have done, what
interest’s you most about this program and, how far through it you are (how many courses completed or left to complete).
Assignments for Week 1:
Introductions to classmates
Introduction to Pre-Sterilization
Requirements of Packaging
Selection of Packaging

Week #2:
Use of Packaging Materials
Wrapping Techniques
Sterile Storage
References: CSA Standard Z314.2 and Z314.3
Assignments for Week:
Discussion: Respond to Questions

Week #3:
Event Related Sterility
Contamination of Sterile Items
Principals of Rigid Containers
References: CSA Standard Z314.14, ASTM F1670
Assignments for Week:
Discussion: Respond to Questions

Week #4:
Selecting Rigid Containers
Cleaning & Inspection of Rigid Containers
Packaging & Placement of Rigid Containers
Quality Monitoring of Rigid Containers

Mode of Instruction
This will involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group work and discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.
This is not a self-paced course. There is a schedule to follow.
Platform:  Desire2Learn

Prescribed Texts

Title Medical Device Reprocessing Manual  
Author Central Service Association of Ontario (CSAO)  
Publisher Central Service Association of Ontario (CSAO)  
Edition 3rd  
Special Instructions Please note: the Manual and workbook are not included in the student's registration fee and must be order online as below.
Textbooks can be ordered online through: under education select the Manual and the Workbook.

Required Supplies
MS Word
Adobe Reader
PPT Reader
Video camera or cell phone camera with video capability

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
All the academic policies of th eCollege at which you registered apply.  this includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, supplemental exams, deferred exams and accommodations.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Quiz #1 9%
Test #1 23%
Quiz #2 9%
Test #2 18%
Discussion Posts 9%
Final Exam Online -  invigilated 32%

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade.

  • Assignments are due on the date given by the instructor.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date.  Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence.  Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests.  

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.


Approved by: Sharon Estok