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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On this release of the Beyond Clean “COVID-19 Impact Series”, we speak with Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, CIC, an infection preventionist in Arizona about what she is seeing on the frontlines. As the global voice of Sterile Processing we want to provide an outlet and conduit for frontline information and best practices to be exchanged as quickly

We’ve likely all found ourselves wishing that technology and processes would more quickly adapt to the ever-changing needs of facilities and patients under our care. That push-and-pull is exactly why we chose to bring this important conversation from Season 2 back to the spotlight. Join us for this throwback episode where we chat with Keith

On this release of the Beyond Clean “COVID-19 Impact Series”, we speak with Dr. Patrick O’Malley, an emergency physician in South Carolina about what he is seeing on the frontlines. As the global voice of Sterile Processing we want to provide an outlet and conduit for frontline information and best practices to be exchanged as

When it comes to total optimization of instrument trays and inventory management, it’s nearly impossible to have this conversation without talking about the potential of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). What is it and how is it changing a healthcare facility’s ability to manage instrument and equipment inventory? On this week’s re-released throwback episode from Season

What does the COVID-19 coronavirus have to do with the Sterile Processing department? Will this pandemic change the everyday workflow of our reprocessing teams? How should we be approaching strategic planning during this unsettling time? There are a million of these kinds of concerns racing through the minds of frontline technicians and department leaders around

There’s an incredible amount of research that has been presented on and published the last 10 years about the dangers associated with improper reprocessing of flexible endoscopes. As healthcare facilities work through risk assessments to determine what process changes to implement, moving from disinfection to sterilization is likely part of that conversation. On this week’s

When it comes to implementing reliable consistent chemicals to do the dirtiest jobs in sterile processing, few names rise to the top like Certol International. With a 40-year track record in chemical manufacturing for infection prevention products, Certol International embodies a commitment to quality that is long-lasting. On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean

Since each healthcare facility is different, there is a time and place for reusable and single-use instrumentation that may differ from one hospital or clinic to another. On this week’s re-released throwback episode from Season 2, we talk with Kathy Mazza who discusses all things single-use instruments. She touches on everything from a hospital’s green

There are many questions and often a critical level of misunderstanding about medical device validation so on this re-released throwback episode from Season 2, we went right to the source and interviewed validation expert Don Tumminelli, Senior Technical Manager, Client Services at HIGHPOWER Validation Testing and Lab Services. When a manufacturer designs a medical device,

It’s the end of your shift, you’ve inspected and prepared what felt like thousands of tiny screws in an orthopedic tray. You grab the caddy, stand up, catch your foot on the anti-fatigue mat and the moment every tech dreads happens to you- the screw caddy falls and the screws are sent flying across the

In 2011, Christina Fast, an internationally certified Sterile Processing Educator, volunteered on the Africa Mercy—the world’s largest floating hospital. While docked in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Christina visited the sterile processing department of a local healthcare facility where she witnessed health care workers responsible for reprocessing surgical instruments who had never received training. Upon her return

If you’ve ever been a new hire in the sterile processing department, this week’s Beyond Clean podcast interview may bring back some, we’ll just say interesting, memories. We’re talking about the onboarding process and setting sterile processing professionals up for success from day one. Our guest, William Bryant, discusses the topic of getting onboarding right

Two words: Shift wars. Each shift in a hospital department is riddled with interpersonal dynamics but the interplay between shifts is a topic we are finally shining a well-deserved light on. It’s something that is a reality for many healthcare professionals and on this week’s episode of Beyond Clean, we talk to 2nd shift Sterile

As healthcare professionals, we go to great lengths to make sure that our Operating Rooms are safe and that the sterility of medical devices is maintained to prevent harm to patients. What if, after all that effort, the culprit for spreading illness is actually your HVAC system? A potential breeding ground for biological growth, mold

On October 1, 2017 a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers on Route 91 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 10 minutes later the deadliest mass shooting in US history had transpired within the blink of an eye. Little did this week’s podcast guest know that the training he pursued in the military and surgical

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