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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 • 88 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.

    A Career that Matters: Learning from Decades of Decontamination

    A Career that Matters: Learning from Decades of Decontamination

    How do you build a Sterile Processing career that you can be proud of? On this Beyond Clean episode 3 of Season 12, we sit down for a very special interview with Bob Marrs, BA, ST, CRCST, CIS, CHL, Vice President of Organizational Development at Beyond Clean, long time industry educator, speaker, advocate, and IAHCSMM Award of Honor recipient for lifetime achievement in Sterile Processing. If you don't catch another episode all year, catch this one. You'll be glad you did.

    • 37 min

    The Write Stuff: Pens, Markers & Sterile Packaging

    The Write Stuff: Pens, Markers & Sterile Packaging

    Where can you write on sterile packaging? Is certain ink really toxic and potentially dangerous to patients? Is this a practical conversation for Sterile Processing teams or purely an academic one for curious nerds? On this Beyond Clean episode 1 of Season 12, we kick off the season with Kevin Anderson, Clinical Education Coordinator for Healthmark Industries, talking about all things ink, markers, and packaging.

    • 34 min
    Blown Away: Utilizing Airflow to Automate the Endoscope Drying Process

    Blown Away: Utilizing Airflow to Automate the Endoscope Drying Process

    On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight, we talk with George Cronin, National Sales Manager at TRICOR Systems Inc., about the innovative approach his company is taking to automate the endoscope drying process. TRICOR Systems Dri-Scope Aid® products eliminate the growth of bioburden by automating a steady flow of air that can leave the channel dry in just ten minutes. Tune in now to discover how TRICOR is standardizing the endoscope drying process to ensure a safe and repeatable process. 

    • 31 min
    You Shall Not Pass: How Decontamination & Direction Break the Chain of Infection

    You Shall Not Pass: How Decontamination & Direction Break the Chain of Infection

    What's the big deal with a one-way workflow in decontamination? Is it really a critical aspect of infection control or just a common sense application of traditional manufacturing in the Sterile Processing context? On this episode 8 of Season 11, we wrap up the season with Steven Sutton, Director, Planning and Design Group with Belimed, to discuss what department design & layout have to do with fighting dirty in the decontamination area.

    • 31 min
    Rewarding Technical Excellence: A Model for Technical Career Growth

    Rewarding Technical Excellence: A Model for Technical Career Growth

    How do you grow in your Sterile Processing career if you don't want to go into leadership? What can departments do to cultivate and reward technical excellence? On this episode 7 of Season 11, we sat down with Loraine Durigan, Sterile Processing Traveling Manager at SpecialtyCare, to discuss her vision for combining career growth and technical knowledge to change the way Sterile Processing departments are run.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

owheng ,

Beyond Clean Rocks!

I am new in SPD world,since my mentor introduced beyond clean to me I learned so much in this podcast.

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.

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