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.
All You Ever Wanted To Know About Being A Clinical Educator with Marilyn Burns
What makes a great clinical educator? How should someone start preparing right now for a career as a clinical educator? On this Beyond Clean episode 2 of Season 12, we sit down with Marilyn Burns, RN, BS, CNOR, to talk all things education, learning, and the nitty gritty of how people interact with information in the clinical setting. Marilyn is the principal of MMBG Consulting and spent many years as the Director of Clinical Affairs at Medical Education at Symmetry Surgical.
The Write Stuff: Pens, Markers & Sterile Packaging with Kevin Anderson
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.
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.
You Shall Not Pass: How Decontamination & Direction Break the Chain of Infection with guest Steven Sutton
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.
Rewarding Technical Excellence: A Model for Technical Career Growth with guest Loraine Durigan
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.
Stop, Drop Off, & Roll the Carts: Signs That Make the Sterile Processing Work...Flow with guest Garry Bassi
Have you ever created a hand-made sign for your department? "Don't Touch" "Stack Containers Here" "Press Button for Service" The examples of things we need to communicate in device reprocessing are endless. On this episode 6 of Season 11, we sat down with Garry Bassi, Director, Medical Device Reprocessing & Support Services at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), to discuss his unique approach to department signage in the midst of new construction and beyond.
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Beyond Clean Rocks!
I am new in SPD world,since my mentor introduced beyond clean to me I learned so much in this podcast.
Informative & Concise
Great resource for education and industry development.
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.