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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Conversation with Jim Carlock, author of “Looming Sterile Processing Staffing Crisis Requires Action Now”. You can read his article on the Beyond Clean blog here: https://www.beyondclean.net/post/staffingcrisis

“There’s never enough time to do it right, but there’s always enough time to do it again.” In this episode Bob addresses the Administrators in the hospital to encourage the approval of Sterile Processing equipment, construction, and resources because #patientsafety depends on it. Have a question for Bob? Email him at: Bob@beyondclean.net #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondClean

Each year we see more and more technical colleges creating Sterile Processing programs across the US. What impact are they having on the job market and individual students who take that route into the industry? On this week’s Season 5 Rewind, we talked to Densley Coke, Sterile Processing Manager at Northside Forsyth Hospital and Adjunct

On this episode Bob talks about a common issue experienced by many healthcare facilities–overloaded instrument sets. What are the implications of this in terms of time and money? Bob breaks it down and encourages your department to #ClearTheClutter from your trays and operate more efficiently. Have a question for Bob? Email him at: Bob@beyondclean.net #RealTalk

Reprocessing dental instruments can look quite different at each facility– from the layout and design to who is responsible for reprocessing.  On this episode 4 of Beyond Clean Season 10, we sat down with Johanne Benoit, Sterile Processing Manager and Dental Reprocessing Subject Matter Expert at Fenway Health, to talk about the complexities that surround

On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for ideas on recruiting all-stars for your Sterile Processing department: “Great teams don’t just happen. They are built and sustained through the blood, sweat, toil, and tears of their leaders. The natural rhythms of SPD life tend to send some of your greatest techs off to bigger

If you have been leading your team, you’re comfortable speaking in front of a group, and you have information to share that will help reshape the industry in small or large ways, then it may be time to take the next step into the world of public speaking and showcase your knowledge in a larger

We can control what we say and how we say it but, as it turns out, our audience will pay more attention to the “how” than the “what”. This is the second episode in a series on communication and public speaking. Join Lindsay Brown for this #growthspurt focused on the important role of non-verbal communication.

When someone asks if storage is an issue for your Sterile Processing department, what is your first response…to roll your eyes perhaps? But what if looking up…is the ticket? Let’s face it, the need for space in Sterile Processing is an issue for many healthcare facilities and the implications of not having enough storage to

On this episode of Articles On-The-Go, tune in to learn about what a “triple-threat” Sterile Processing leader looks like and how to develop these important skills for your future: “Some of the best front-line technicians I’ve ever known excelled because they knew how important relationships were to doing their jobs well. Some of the best

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,

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