Not In Our House: A Team Approach to Decon Protection

Of all of the songs on your Decontam playlist, “As Cold as Ice” isn’t likely to be one of them. Under layers of gowns, masks, face shields and other PPE, the temperature in your decontamination areas can skyrocket, presenting a real risk to engagement and even employee safety.  

Season 20 of the Beyond Clean Podcast is all about personal protective equipment (PPE) and in this debut episode we discuss how one team used collaboration and innovation to help address one of the most common barriers in Decontam.  

Join Vanessa Cavanaugh, SPD Educator, LaShonda Rhodes, Advanced Medical Supply Technician, and Shannon Stankinas, Advanced Medical Supply Technician, as we discuss a proactive approach that brought together leaders from Central Sterile, the Operating Room, and frontline technicians. They’ll share with us how they innovated an existing piece of PPE and walk us through the process of trialing a new solution. 

If you want to reduce the risk of employees in decontam becoming soiled by splashes or burned out from burning up, this is the episode for you.  

Season 20 of Beyond Clean released under the 1 Episode = 1 CE delivery model, so once you finish this interview, you can get your 1 CE credit immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.    For access to this CE quiz and over 350 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub at 



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