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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.

    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 8: Bloodborne Pathogens & Sharps Safety

    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 8: Bloodborne Pathogens & Sharps Safety

    Are there hidden dangers lurking in your SPD? Tune in to this eye-opening episode of “On Pathogens & PPE,” as host Jill Holdsworth and special guests Dannie O. Smith and Chaz Rhone uncover the common bloodborne pathogens, like HIV and hepatitis, that could be lurking in your SPD and posing a threat to your safety. They'll dive into best practices for reducing the threat of bloodborne pathogens including, preventing sharps injuries, handling post-exposure situations quickly, and ensuring the safe handling and disposal of sharps. From emphasizing the importance of reporting near misses to identifying the proper disposal sharps, this episode is packed with critical information to help you #FightDirty and stay safe in your daily battle against pathogens!
    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.

    • 28 min
    Confident Certification™ Ep. 39 Your Certification Prep Mixtape: Maximizing Your Exam Prep On-the-Go

    Confident Certification™ Ep. 39 Your Certification Prep Mixtape: Maximizing Your Exam Prep On-the-Go

    Feeling pressed for time as you juggle work, life, and preparing for your upcoming exam? What if you could maximize your exam prep just by diving into the expansive world of on-the-go learning? On this week’s episode of Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz teams up with special guest Justin Poulin, to explore how you can take your study routine to the next level with the help of auditory learning. From sharing personal stories of tactile and audible learning to strategies for curating a personalized audio library, Sarah and Justin are dishing out their favorite study techniques to help you make the most of your study time. Tune in now and discover how to make every minute count on your path to certification success!
    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

    • 32 min
    The Papers that Make Us Awesome: Instructions for Use (IFUs) in Sterile Processing

    The Papers that Make Us Awesome: Instructions for Use (IFUs) in Sterile Processing

    Buckle up, #CleanFreaks, because we're wrapping up this season of "The Papers that Make Us Awesome" with the one document that can make or break your day in Sterile Processing: Instructions for Use (IFUs)! In this action-packed season finale, we're diving deep into the world of IFUs with the one and only Ralph Basile, Standards Corporate Executive at Healthmark Industries Inc, a Getinge Company. From the technical side of crafting these essential documents to the manufacturer's perspective and the everyday challenges faced by frontline technicians, Ralph is pulling back the curtain on what it takes to create IFUs that don't just check the regulatory boxes, but actually work in the real world. Whether you're an SPD leader on a mission to elevate your team's IFU game, a manufacturer striving to develop instructions that make sense, or a technician just trying to keep your instruments in tip-top shape, this episode is loaded with insights and strategies for every role in the Sterile Processing universe! Don’t miss out -- tune in today!
    Season 24 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. 
    #BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #WeFightDirty

    • 29 min
    Variety of Packaging | Expert Series On-The-Go

    Variety of Packaging | 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, "Variety of Packaging" with our Sterile Containers Expert™, Mike Strand.
    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
    Plugged-In and Processing: Smart Home, Why Not Smart CS/SPD?

    Plugged-In and Processing: Smart Home, Why Not Smart CS/SPD?

    In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch explores how smart home technologies can be adapted to improve Sterile Processing department workflows, communication, and asset protection. -- "While many of us are outfitting our homes with the latest smart devices on the market, large numbers of our departments are still operating under the same technologies that were in use more than 40 years ago when Jimmy Carter was president and the movie Grease was just hitting theatres. Knowing this, let's take a look at some options already on the market that could take your department from old-school unplugged to...”
    To read this article, take the CE quiz & download your certificate, click here: https://www.flexiquiz.com/SC/N/smart-spd
    Stay tuned for new CE-approved Articles On-the-Go releasing each week! Bookmark our new AOTG CE page here: https://www.beyondcleanmedia.com/articles-on-the-go
    #FightingDirty #HankBalch #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™
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    • 6 min
    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 7: Microbiology

    On Pathogens & PPE Ep 7: Microbiology

    Get ready to dive into the microscopic world of microbes in this week's edition of "On Pathogens & PPE!" Join host Jill Holdsworth, co-host Ben Galvan, and special guests Tim Bowers and Alex Sundermann as they unravel the mysteries of microbiology and its crucial role in Infection Prevention and Sterile Processing. From uncovering the importance of the microbiology lab in identifying and preventing infections to revealing the secrets of surveillance testing and learning the basics of outbreak investigations, these microbial masterminds will leave no Petri dish unturned. So, grab your microscopes, put on your lab coats, and join us as we uncover the secrets of the pathogen universe!
    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

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

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 environment. Check out their YouTube channel,Instagram, Twitter, etc.

snobbybear ,

Great information

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

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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