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.
Chemicals By the Numbers: Usage, Conversion, and Strategic Planning
Season 24 of Beyond Clean will begin on April 1, 2024. In the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite episodes from Season 15 of Beyond Clean!
Every chemical has a cost, and every chemical conversion in Sterile Processing has its challenges -- both for frontline users dealing with the new chemicals as well as department leaders coordinating contracts, equipment, dosing, and training. On this episode 2 of Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Sara Vinson, Director of Sterile Processing at UF Health and Beyond Clean Advisory Group member, about the important insights every user & vendor should consider as they confront chemical usage & purchasing in their Sterile Processing departments. Even chemicals developed to accomplish the same goals (such as manual cleaning) often have different delivery systems, dosing recommendations, concentrations, and costs. Tune in for this transparent conversation about budgets, chemicals, and the teams who take their instruments Beyond Clean!
Season 15 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.
For access to this CE quiz and over 250 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub
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Ergonomically Challenged | Expert Series On-The-Go
On this week's edition of the Beyond Clean Expert Series On-The-Go, tune in for the conversation entitled, "Ergonomically Challenged."
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Leveraging the Supplier ERP to Gain True Supply Chain Transparency: A New Vision for Collaborative Inventory Management
Is consignment inventory causing chaos and delays across your OR and SPD teams? Ever wonder if there is a smarter, easier way to manage this potentially problematic inventory? On this special Beyond Clean and Power Supply Vendor Spotlight™ co-release episode, we’re joined by Keerthi Kanubaddi, Executive Vice President of Health System Partnership and Neal Ferguson Vice President of Client Engagement at Movemedical, to discuss an innovative solution that is bringing clarity to the chaos of inventory management. Tune in to discover how Movemedical's Consignment Inventory Manager system seamlessly connects health systems with their suppliers at an ERP-level, offering a cost-effective solution with real-time inventory insights. Explore how this game-changing approach not only simplifies the consignment processes but also promotes a collaborative relationship between healthcare facilities and suppliers, enhancing efficiency, accuracy, and most importantly, patient care!
For more information on how their innovative inventory management tool can transform your consignment process, visit their website to request a demo.
You can also follow Movemedical on LinkedIn or better yet, contact Keerthi Keerthi.Kanubaddi@movemedical.com or Neal Neal.Ferguson@movemedical.com directly!
Here’s Your Sign: The Power and Purpose of Visual Aids in Your CS/SPD Workflow
In this CE-approved episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch explains how thoughtful signage and labeling can significantly improve workflows, efficiency, and standardization in SPDs: “While new employee orientation may only last 90 days, learning should last a lifetime, especially when it comes to the technical aspects of the sterile processing profession. Signage focusing on technical reminders could include anything from displaying specific IFUs for complex devices at the point of processing, such as wall sheets for robotic arms and flexible endoscopes, all the way to…”
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 26 Know Your Professional Circle: Building Connections That Matter
This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz teams up with Jamie Shelosky to discuss the value of creating your professional circle in the Sterile Processing space. They'll share personal stories and expert advice on how to find, connect, and grow with the folks who will cheer you on through your certification journey. Tune in and discover the power of meaningful connections, the impact of a solid support system, and practical steps to envelop yourself in a network that truly gets it. Connect with Sarah and Jamie today!Top of Form
Over the next 52 weeks, Sarah and special guests from around the industry will provide tangible tools to build your test prep confidence, understand the challenges that technicians encounter as they study, and equip every member of the Sterile Processing team to be the best advocates they can be for professional development.
New episodes of Confident Certification™ will release each Tuesday on Beyond Clean channels. For the best listening experience, download the Beyond Clean mobile app on Apple (https://lnkd.in/guh_vxzu) and Android (https://lnkd.in/gHnfh28a) devices.
This series is an innovative educational experience created to help you, your students, and your coworkers ace your Sterile Processing certification with confidence! Special thanks to our Year 1 sponsor Aesculap (US) for making this series possible!
If you have thoughts or feedback on this new show, please email us at email@example.com.
The Roles that Make Us Great: VPs of Sterile Processing
It's not the highest you can go in healthcare leadership, but it's definitely the pinnacle of the Sterile Processing career ladder. We wrap up this record-breaking Season 23 "The Roles that Make Us Great" with our episode dedicated to Vice Presidents & AVPs in Sterile Processing! Join Hank Balch & Bobby Parker as they discuss why SPD technicians and every other member of the department should care who their VP is and what they do, even if you've never met them. If your VP doesn't understand Sterile Processing's impact and needs, resources and attention may be directed elsewhere, hindering your department's growth, surgical efficiency, and even OR revenue. This episode offers tips for getting your SPD team on the radar of VPs, such as requesting meetings, participating in hospital-wide safety/quality initiatives, and building relationships with key support staff. We also discuss pathways for Sterile Processing professionals interested in someday moving into a VP or other administrative role themselves!
Thanks for supporting us this season! We hope you enjoyed the conversations and the CEs! Mark your calendar now for the premiere of Season 24 "The Papers that Make Us Awesome", going live on April 1st!
Season 23 of Beyond Clean releases under the 1 Episode = 1 CE delivery model. After finishing this interview, earn your 1 CE credit immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.
Visit our CE Credit Hub at beyondcleanmedia.com/ce-credit-hub to access this quiz and over 350 other free CE credits.
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Great for SPD
Hank and his staff are putting into this podcast over and above the dissemination of information all things SPD. Great job supporting the underserved profession of sterile processing in the healthcare environment. Check out their YouTube channel,Instagram, Twitter, etc.
There is amazing topics in hand podcast - listen all the time
Beyond Clean Rocks!
I am new in SPD world,since my mentor introduced beyond clean to me I learned so much in this podcast.