What are the responsibilities of a company representative under the Code of Practice?
All company representatives must be fully aware of the provisions of the Code of Practice and are required to complete training on the Code within six months of joining the industry. A company must ensure that its representatives maintain a high standard of ethical conduct and professionalism, comply with the Code of Practice, do not compromise the professional behaviour or independence of a Healthcare Professional (HCP), and do not compromise patient care. Medical Company representatives (MCRs) must not engage in behaviour that risks bringing their company or the wider MedTech industry into disrepute.
Company representatives who attend procedures at the invitation of a Healthcare Professional (HCP) must comply with all relevant institutional requirements, standards, codes and all relevant laws and regulations. These may include the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing relevant to medical company representatives (MCRs). These include standards on visitors to the perioperative environment, perioperative attire, aseptic technique, management of accountable items used during surgery/procedures in the perioperative environment and infection prevention. More information on the current Standard is available here.
MTAA provides full-day face-to-face training on Operating Theatre Protocols (view our Training Module Library).