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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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    • Science
    • 4.8 • 99 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.

    Connections & Quality: The Power of SPD Partnerships (Conference of Champions Special Release)

    Connections & Quality: The Power of SPD Partnerships (Conference of Champions Special Release)

    What is the power of creating partnerships in the perioperative setting? How do these partnerships impact Sterile Processing success and quality of patient care? On this week's Beyond Clean special release, we're sharing an exclusive interview from the 2022 HPN SPD Department of the Year award winners, NorthShore University Health, from our "Conference of Champions" event earlier this year. 
     
    If you ask NorthShore University Health System’s Director of Sterile Processing, Courtney Mace Davis, she will tell you the value of establishing “perioperative partnerships” in healthcare settings is indispensable. How do you establish these partnerships you may ask? In their opinion it all starts and ends with RESPECT! Join Courtney, along with Embry Alavarez & Caryn Moore to hear how thier SPD team learned how to engender respect for their role through cross-departmental partnerships, accountability, and automation. Gather your favorite perioperative co-workers and tune in!
     
    Each "Conference of Champions" special release episode is 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 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

    • 58 min
    No Cooking Cutter Approach - Part 1 | Expert Series On-The-Go

    No Cooking Cutter Approach - Part 1 | 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, "Case Cart Considerations". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondclean.net/cleanfreaks or text BEYONDCLEAN to 22828
    Do you know a #SterileProcessing expert who you'd love to hear from on our series? Or do you have a question for one of our current experts? Contact us at any time via email at: info@beyondclean.net
    Until next time, keep fighting dirty!
    #SterileProcessing #BeyondClean #ExpertSeries #Podcast

    • 2 min
    10 Ways Hospitals Put their Patients and Sterile Processing Departments at Risk

    10 Ways Hospitals Put their Patients and Sterile Processing Departments at Risk

    On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, listen as Hank underlines the top 10 ways hospitals put their patients and Sterile Processing Departments at risk: "Chances are high that there may be unmet needs sitting in plain sight in your facility's CS/SPD department. Even if this team made it through your most recent infection control tracer or tri-annual survey, there may still be issues that need addressing, capital that needs investing, and collaboration that needs implementing. Because many CS problems occur out of sight of perioperative leaders and are physically removed from frontline patient care, it can be easy for hospital administrators to underestimate the real scope of their challenges and the fundamental importance they play..." 
    To read this article, take the CE quiz & download your certificate, click here.
    Stay tuned for new CE approved Articles On-the-Go releasing each week! Bookmark our new AOTG CE page here: https://www.beyondclean.net/articles-on-the-go
    #FightingDirty #HankBalch #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™
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    • 10 min
    Ready or Not: Accreditation Risks around Instrument Safety

    Ready or Not: Accreditation Risks around Instrument Safety

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… a Joint Commission Surveyor! Accreditation happens every three years, but we prepare for it every day. Will your next survey leave you with a fear of findings, or will you pass with flying colors? 
     This week on Season 18 “Investing in Instrument Safety” which is focused on getting our team the time, money, and support we need to protect our surgical inventory we meet with Angela Lewellyn, Director of Development and Research for Advantage Support Services as we discuss how a culture of accountability will impact your team’s survey readiness.  
    From having the right inspection equipment, to what a true competency is, Angela’s unique perspective highlights where the time and energy should be placed for patient and instrument safety. Tune in as we discuss the often-overlooked factors that will impact your next accreditation survey and learn how Infection Prevention can be your secret weapon for proactive change. It's all about tech centered results and survey success in this finale for season 18 of  the Beyond Clean Podcast. 
    Season 18 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 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

    • 39 min
    Where's My Indicator? | Expert Series On-The-Go

    Where's My Indicator? | 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, "Case Cart Considerations". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondclean.net/cleanfreaks or text BEYONDCLEAN to 22828
    Do you know a #SterileProcessing expert who you'd love to hear from on our series? Or do you have a question for one of our current experts? Contact us at any time via email at: info@beyondclean.net
    Until next time, keep fighting dirty!
    #SterileProcessing #BeyondClean #ExpertSeries #Podcast

    • 2 min
    The Evidence of Clean: Bristles, Bioburden & the Better Brush

    The Evidence of Clean: Bristles, Bioburden & the Better Brush

    Effective endoscopy cleaning is one of the greatest challenges of modern instrument reprocessing. Superbugs and healthcare acquired infections (HAI) are lurking in unseen channels and studies are showing many of our current cleaning practices are still missing the mark. 
    Joining us for this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight™ is Jason Minutillo, Director of Quality for SPD and HLD for UCHealth, to speak to the critical role that manual cleaning in general, and effective brushing in particular, plays in taking these medical devices from dirty to clean so that they can be dependably disinfected or sterilized. Learn about the evidence the PULL THRU™ team use to support their belief that the PULL THRU™ Cleaning Brush is the most beneficial single-pass cleaning brush on the market today.
    Tune in to hear more! 
    If you enjoy what you hear on today's Vendor Spotlight™, contact PULL THRU™ or your local distributor for a demo pack – containing a short length of channel and a PULL THRU brush.  Dip one end of the tube into a cup of cold coffee and see how well the PULL THRU brush works (but don’t drink the coffee afterwards!) 
    You can also visit PULL THRU™ on their website at pullthru.net.nz 
    Email them at info@pullthru.net.nz 
    Or follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter (@Pull_Thru_Brush)

    #PullThru #Brushes #FlexibleScopes #Lumens #Cannulas #Education #SterileProcessing #OperatingRoom #Endoscopy #VendorSpotlight #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

snobbybear ,

Great information

There is amazing topics in hand podcast - listen all the time

biermonie ,

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 enviroment.

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.

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