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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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    • 4.8 • 105 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.

    Instrument Data & Your Annual Review: (How) Should They Mix?

    Instrument Data & Your Annual Review: (How) Should They Mix?

    Season 25 of Beyond Clean will launch on July 1, 2024.  In the meantime, enjoy this throwback episode from Season 16 of Beyond Clean!
    What role, if any, should your individual tracking system metrics play in your annual review process? Are you the most productive technician on your team in decontamination? Should that impact your annual raise or promotion opportunities? On this episode 5 of Season 16 "Yes, We Scan!", we sit down with Cody Troutt, MBA, CRCST, CHL, CIS Beyond Clean Advisory Group member and Central Sterile Director at Williamson Medical Center to discuss his approach to department & individual instrument data in how he leads technicians into excellence in his departments. Tune in for Cody's thoughts on how data & evaluations should interact, and what your team can do to create greater trust & transparency across the board. We hope you can join us for this data-driven discussion!
    Season 16 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
    #BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #CE #YesWeScan #InstrumentTracking #Season16

    • 41 min
    Don't Forget About Utility Water | Expert Series On-The-Go

    Don't Forget About Utility Water | 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, "Don't Forget About Utility Water" with our Water Quality Expert™, Jeffrey Paquet.
    To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: http://www.beyondcleanmedia.com
    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!
    #BeyondClean #ExpertSeries #Podcast

    • 2 min
    A Need to Know Basis: What We Wish Our Vendors Knew About Us - An SPD Expose

    A Need to Know Basis: What We Wish Our Vendors Knew About Us - An SPD Expose

    On this CE-approved re-release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for an honest conversations regarding Sterile Processing leaders and the vendors who support us: "Every product or service we purchase has to be justified in some way. Whether it's just a justification to ourselves for why we preferred widget A over widget B, or a budget justification to the CFO of why this is a wise financial decision for the organization -- we wish vendors knew that we appreciate real, hard data on their products. We all want the highest of quality for our patients, on that everyone agrees. But just telling our CFO or VP that these lumen brushes are "better" than the more affordable alternatives is going to go over like..."
    Check out this article, take the CE quiz & download your certificate here: https://www.flexiquiz.com/SC/N/a-need-to-know-basis.
    tay 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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    • 6 min
    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 11: Endoscope Reprocessing

    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 11: Endoscope Reprocessing

    Hey, Sterile Processing Pros and Endoscope Enthusiasts! The time has come to uncover the secrets to successful endoscope reprocessing! On this episode of “On Pathogens & PPE,” host Jill Holdsworth and co-host Arlene Bush are joined by special guests Jake McHugh and Aaron Preston to identify the complexities of endoscope reprocessing. From discussing the importance of following detailed, step-by-step reprocessing protocols to emphasizing the vital role of quality assurance and monitoring, these experts will provide you with the tools you need to #FightDirty and ensure your endoscopes are always patient-ready, every procedure, every time!
    Over the next 12 weeks (plus one bonus episode!), Jill and special guests around the industry will provide practical insights and strategies to enhance the collaboration between Sterile Processing and Infection Prevention Professionals.
    New episodes of On Pathogens & PPE will release each Wednesday on all Beyond Clean & Transmission Control channels. For the best listening experience, download the Beyond Clean mobile app on Apple (https://lnkd.in/g4pdJ3iS) and Android (https://lnkd.in/gipEeMjc) devices.
    This series is designed to empower you and your team to transform your department’s approach to employee and patient safety. A special thanks to our Year 1 sponsor Healthmark, a Getinge company, for making this series possible! Discover Healthmark’s innovative and cost-effective infection control solutions for your healthcare facility here: https://www.hmark.com/?pmc=BC-Readonpod
    If you have thoughts or feedback on this show, please email us at info@beyondclean.net
    *Disclaimer: The views provided by hosts and guests on this series do not represent any employer, company, or third party, and are solely that of the individuals themselves.

    • 33 min
    Confident Certification™ Ep. 42 Study Squad Goals: Teaming Up for Certification Success

    Confident Certification™ Ep. 42 Study Squad Goals: Teaming Up for Certification Success

    Struggling to stay motivated while studying solo? What if joining forces with a study group could be the key to unlocking your full study potential? This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz takes a deep dive into the world of collaborative learning, exploring the benefits and challenges of teaming up with others to reach your certification goals. She'll highlight how group study can boost accountability, offer fresh perspectives, and provide a built-in support system for your future certification success. Tune in now and discover how joining forces with a study squad could be the game-changer you need to stay motivated, conquer your exam goals, and unlock your full potential!
    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 info@beyondclean.net

    • 14 min
    Gold Seal of Accreditation: Using Your Tracking System to Be Prepared

    Gold Seal of Accreditation: Using Your Tracking System to Be Prepared

    Season 25 of Beyond Clean will launch on July 1, 2024.  In the meantime, enjoy this throwback episode from Season 16 of Beyond Clean!
     
    You and your department work hard every day to correctly and compliantly reprocess surgical instruments. But, how do you PROVE IT when the accreditation surveyors from The Joint Commission, DNV, and others show up with their clipboards and checklists? On this episode 6 of Season 16 "Yes, We Scan!", we sit down with Sara Vinson, Director of Sterile Processing at UF Health and Beyond Clean Advisory Group member, to discuss her insights around using tracking system data to ace your accreditation survey visits! Tune in for Sara's perspectives on the power these data points can have in telling the real story of growth, improvement, and excellence in your Sterile Processing department. If you scan, you might as well scan with the Joint Commission in mind. Join us this week as Sara Vinson tells us how!

     
    Season 16 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: https://educate.beyondclean.net/3ksVnOw

     
     
    #BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #CE #YesWeScan #InstrumentTracking #Season16

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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105 Ratings

105 Ratings

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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.

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