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VCC offers speedy education to medical device reprocessing technicians (SPH)

Medical device reprocessing technicians ensure that items used in surgery are sterilized to prevent transmission of disease. (Photo credit: The Georgia Straight)

When Vancouver Coastal Health employee Samantha Shone graduated from high school, she was planning on becoming a nurse.

But an uncle wasn’t sure that she was ready to spend the next four years in university, so he suggested that she try a much shorter health-care offering—medical device reprocessing technician training—at Vancouver Community College. It transformed her life.

Because she was working at St. Paul’s Hospital, she had a chance to observe other health-care professions, including nursing, and consider whether she should change her occupation in the future.

Click here for the full story on The Georgia Straight.

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