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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, 73 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.

    Lisa Wakeman: Getting Right to The Point of Use (Season 3 Re-Release)

    Lisa Wakeman: Getting Right to The Point of Use (Season 3 Re-Release)

    There is one theme that shows up in nearly EVERY surgical instrument quality breakdown headline to come out in recent years. That reoccurring theme is a lack of point-of-use cleaning in the OR and the many implications this oversight has on a Sterile Processing team’s ability to #FightDirty with any success. We speak with Lisa Wakeman, SPD Education and Quality Coordinator for the Indianapolis Suburban Region of IU Health Network, to discuss point-of-use cleaning and perioperative collaboration.

    • 40 min
    How to Respond to Increased Surgical Volumes Post-COVID-19

    How to Respond to Increased Surgical Volumes Post-COVID-19

    On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we talk to Chuck Kemp, President of Education for Innovative Sterilization Technologies about how the ONE TRAY® Sealed Sterilization Containers and EZ-TRAX™- a fully customizable way to consolidate your trays - can speed up processes, maintain patient safety measures, and get the OR and surgeons what they need when they need it at a pace necessary to meet the demand.

    • 28 min
    Fighting Dirty: How to Leverage Sterile Processing Newsletters

    Fighting Dirty: How to Leverage Sterile Processing Newsletters

    On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about how to leverage the power of a department newsletter to shine a much needed spotlight on all the hard work your team is doing keeping patients safe in your hospital. You and your team are doing amazing things, you deserve to get some attention for it. Tune in for some insight and ideas on how to get your message in print!

    • 9 min
    Articles On-The-Go: Go Out Among the Hedges: The Place for Sterile Processing Leadership in Recruiting All-Stars

    Articles On-The-Go: Go Out Among the Hedges: The Place for Sterile Processing Leadership in Recruiting All-Stars

    On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for encouragement and recommendations on your hunt for Sterile Processing all-stars at your hospital.

    • 5 min
    Sterile Processing and Perioperative Efficiency with Paul Wafer

    Sterile Processing and Perioperative Efficiency with Paul Wafer

    Often times the most obvious ways to improve are the hardest to see. That's why teams of all sizes, in all industries, can benefit from an outside perspective. On this week's episode, Hank and Justin speak with longtime perioperative consultant, Paul Wafer, about the importance of efficiency and communication within a surgical service team. Paul's unique approach has benefited thousands of hospital and surgery center teams through enacting simple changes that increase case accuracy and flow.

    • 31 min
    Real Talk: Sterilization Success: Unloading the Sterilizer

    Real Talk: Sterilization Success: Unloading the Sterilizer

    On this week's episode, Bob continues his series on the sterilization process and talks specifically about unloading the sterilizer. What are the critical things to consider to ensure sterility from the moment you crack that sterilizer door? Tune in for more clinical education and training around #SuccessfulSterilizationCycles.

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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.

Gamehpi ,

Lots of useful information!

Thanks for the informative podcasts. I like the fact that you have folks working in our industry that truly understand ALL of the challenges we face every single day.
It was also nice to hear D. Taylor speak to you all; I had worked for him back in 2005. He was a great person to learn and grow from.

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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