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Even though their tools and equipment touch nearly every surgical patient in the world, how much do you really know about the people, processes, and products used in the Sterile Processing industry? Beyond Clean offers a creative look into the inner workings of a healthcare industry surrounded by challenges, disrupted by change, and committed to getting it right -- every instrument, every time. The team at Beyond Clean will bring on some of the biggest names in surgical instrument reprocessing and provide commentary on the biggest issues facing Sterile Processing professionals, facilities, administrators, manufacturers, and vendors. Join us every week as we explore the hidden world of one of the most important aspect of safe surgical care.

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    • Life Sciences
    • 4.8, 77 Ratings

Even though their tools and equipment touch nearly every surgical patient in the world, how much do you really know about the people, processes, and products used in the Sterile Processing industry? Beyond Clean offers a creative look into the inner workings of a healthcare industry surrounded by challenges, disrupted by change, and committed to getting it right -- every instrument, every time. The team at Beyond Clean will bring on some of the biggest names in surgical instrument reprocessing and provide commentary on the biggest issues facing Sterile Processing professionals, facilities, administrators, manufacturers, and vendors. Join us every week as we explore the hidden world of one of the most important aspect of safe surgical care.

    Articles On-The-Go: Winning the OR Culture Wars - Sterile Processing & Surgeons… How You Can Spread the Love

    Articles On-The-Go: Winning the OR Culture Wars - Sterile Processing & Surgeons… How You Can Spread the Love

    How to win over your surgeons to become advocates for your Sterile Processing team: "There are few better ways to set off a stressed out surgeon than to consistently fail him or her in the area of surgical instrumentation. Whether it's a set that's unsterile for her first case, a scope that is cloudy for the umpteenth time, or an untimely delay in delivering the additional needle holders he needs to replace the ones that aren't locking properly -- understandable frustration is sure to follow.

    • 8 min
    All Together Now: Sterile Processing Centralization

    All Together Now: Sterile Processing Centralization

    All for one and one for all isn't just a slogan for the growing number of centralized reprocessing centers in the United States. More and more Sterile Processing leaders and technicians are experiencing the pressures of growing surgical volume, limited space, and health systems looking for more standardization. On this premiere episode of Season 9 of Beyond Clean, we talk with Lori Ferrer about the growing trends of the centralization of Sterile Processing services in the US.

    • 27 min
    Real Talk: On Turning to Social Media for Answers

    Real Talk: On Turning to Social Media for Answers

    On this week's episode, Bob dives into the topic of finding answers (right or wrong) through social media groups. What are the critical things to consider when crowdsourcing information that you need to do your job? Tune in for more clinical education and training around #SterileProcessingSocialMedia.

    • 4 min
    Articles On-The-Go: Forget Surviving - How to Thrive During Your Next Joint Commission SPD Survey

    Articles On-The-Go: Forget Surviving - How to Thrive During Your Next Joint Commission SPD Survey

    Tune in for encouragement about knocking your next accreditation survey out of the park: "Every Sterile Processing department has a story. As a Sterile Processing leader it's up to you to teach this story to your technicians (both new and old). What are your particular department challenges and how are you overcoming them? Is your department located a quarter of a mile away from the OR or do you process instrumentation for outside facilities requiring tight logistical management and constant communication?

    • 7 min
    Joel Schafer: Autoclave Testing & Validation - The Science of Sterile Season 3 Re-Release)

    Joel Schafer: Autoclave Testing & Validation - The Science of Sterile Season 3 Re-Release)

    As the backbone of most SPD workflows steam sterilization is a massively important topic. And yet there are still pervasive misunderstandings across the industry regarding how and why our autoclaves should be tested, and just as importantly, when it is necessary to validate their performance. In addition to proper loading and use, a number of other aspects of care and maintenance go into ensuring these devices operate at maximum safety & efficiency.

    CE Credit -> https://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

    • 25 min
    60-Second Growth Spurt: Easing Stress

    60-Second Growth Spurt: Easing Stress

    Laughter is the best medicine and brings with it a host of business benefits that can benefit your staff and your department. Join Lindsay for today's #GrowthSpurt to learn about simple ways you can ease the stress that comes with performing critical, life-saving tasks in Sterile Processing.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Jmdrury77 ,

Informative & Concise

Great resource for education and industry development.

AAMI Bro ,

Exactly what this industry needs

It’s about time that we have a voice for the technician in the trenches. Thanks for all you are doing to raise awareness for Sterile Processing professionals.

The boy and the skeleton ,

Senior Educator

The information given is priceless and I’m glad there is a forum we can hear such insightful information

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