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 week’s episode, Bob dives into the topic of finding answers (right or wrong) through social media groups. What are the critical things to consider when crowdsourcing information that you need to do your job? Tune in for more clinical education and training around #SterileProcessingSocialMedia. Have a question for Bob? Email him at: Bob@beyondclean.net
On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for encouragement about knocking your next accreditation survey out of the park: “Every Sterile Processing department has a story. As a Sterile Processing leader it’s up to you to teach this story to your technicians (both new and old). What are your particular department challenges and how
As the backbone of most Sterile Processing workflows around the globe, steam sterilization is a massively important topic. And yet there are still pervasive misunderstandings across the industry regarding how and why our autoclaves should be tested, and just as importantly, when it is necessary to validate their performance. In addition to proper loading and
Laughter is the best medicine and brings with it a host of business benefits that can benefit your staff and your department. Join Lindsay for today’s #GrowthSpurt to learn about simple ways you can ease the stress that comes with performing critical, life-saving tasks in Sterile Processing. Have a question or comment for Linds? Email
On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for insights on how to safely increase the speed of your Sterile Processing team: “If you are able to connect pictures with individual instruments in your tracking system, this can be a huge boost to speedy identification of items during the assembly stage. In addition to pictures,
Few materials in the world have come to define a Sterile Processing professional more than stainless steel. We are literally surrounded by it – our sinks are composed of it, our washers are encased by it, our assembly tables are covered with it, and yes – 99% of the tools of our trade are manufactured
How has technology impacted our potential to know and follow device manufacturer instructions for use in Sterile Processing? How far have we come and what does the future hold for the technology vs. IFUs challenges within our industry? On this week’s edition of Beyond Clean, we speak with Andy Petrovich about how technology is being
The words ‘biofilm’ and ‘disinfection’ are commonly used in Sterile Processing departments, but did you know these terms are also applicable when talking about your hospital’s HVAC system? In the healthcare setting, we often take for granted the air around us. We cannot see it, but we know it’s there and it has the ability
How did two guys who had never met, living on opposite sides of the country create a podcast what would take the Sterile Processing industry by storm in the summer of 2017? It had a lot to do with timing, a little to do with Linkedin, a good dose of bravery, and a whole lot
On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for ideas about keeping quality as the central focus of your Sterile Processing team: “As with many other things, your vision for quality should start at the front door. Don’t hire any technician before you find out where their values lie in terms of a quality work
In the healthcare setting, air matters. Humidity control is challenging, risky, and has big implications on patient safety and air quality is at the forefront of discussion as we seek more and more research on the aerosolization of viruses. On this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Jim Johnston and
Someday you may be asked to speak in front of your coworkers or members of another hospital department or even your peers at a conference. This is the first in a series of episodes about communication and public speaking. Join Lindsay for today’s #GrowthSpurt on reading the room. Have a question or comment for Linds?
On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for creative encouragement to read your copy of AAMI ST79: “You’ve heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. I would argue that it takes a village to read the standards. Not only was ST79 crafted by a diverse group of Sterile Processing
There is one theme that shows up in nearly EVERY surgical instrument quality breakdown headline to come out in recent years. That reoccurring theme is a lack of point-of-use cleaning in the OR and the many implications this oversight has on a Sterile Processing team’s ability to #FightDirty with any success. For the first episode
If someone told you there is a way to process a total knee set in 1 hour 23 minutes vs. 4 hours and 7 minutes, would you hesitate? The tune of the conversation in healthcare has changed to that of resuming elective surgeries post-COVID and finding efficiencies is the only way to keep up with the increasing