MDR107 - Sterile Storage and Inventory Control

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Subject Title
Sterile Storage and Inventory Control

Subject Description

Introduction to sterile storage, inventory control distribution systems including the case cart system, portering, and stock rotation.

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. Describe and demonstrate the principles of sterile storage, inventory control, distribution and storage of sterilized items;
  2. Describe the demonstrate principles of stock rotation and acceptable transportation of sterile and unsterile supplies;
  3. Describe and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the OR case cart system and describe the procedures for responding to stat calls for equipment, cancelled or bumped cases, ect.

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.

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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 - Identification, Care and Handling of Instrument
MDR104 - Decontamination, Principles, Procedures & Practice
MDR105 - Assembly, Wrapping and Packing of Instrumentation 
MDR106 - Disinfection and Sterilization Concepts and Techniques

Topic Outline
Introduction to Inventory Management
Inventory control methods and inventory concepts
Location and environmental controls

Methods of distribution
Canadian Standards for Sterile Storage
Regulation of Single-Use Medical Devices
Vendor Distribution Systems

Replenishment Systems
Scheduling distribution
Space utilization for sterile storage

Computers and how they affect sterile processing
Evolution of Standards
Trends that impact Sterile Processing
Preparing for the future
Final Exam

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
Instrumentation Specialist Course, Box Set
for Sterile Processing Cert.

Publisher IAHCSMM, workbook,
Author: Natalie Lind,
ISBN: 88870004943
Approx. Cost: 249.75
Illustrated Guide Book,
Author Rick Schultz: Included

Required Supplies
MS Word
Adobe Reader
PPT Reader

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 the College 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 10%
Test #1 25%
Project  25%
Final Exam Online - invigilated 40%

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.


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