Beyond Clean

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? The Beyond Clean podcast 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.

Episodes

You Shall Not Pass: How Decontamination & Direction Break the Chain of Infection

What’s the big deal with a one-way workflow in decontamination? Is it really a critical aspect of infection control or just a common sense application of traditional manufacturing in the Sterile Processing context? On this episode 8 of Season 11, we wrap up the season with Steven Sutton, Director, Planning and Design Group with Belimed, to discuss what department design & layout have to do with fighting dirty in the decontamination area. Tune in to hear Steven’s insight into this SPD 101 topic, what his opinions are if you’re strapped for space, and the important implications that one-way workflows have across the rest of your department. It’s a great way to end another fantastic season of Beyond Clean!

You asked, we listened. Season 11 returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #CE #Decontamination #OneWayWorkFlow #Direction #ChainOfInfection #SPD #CSSD #Design

Rewarding Technical Excellence: A Model for Technical Career Growth

How do you grow in your Sterile Processing career if you don’t want to go into leadership? What can departments do to cultivate and reward technical excellence? On this episode 7 of Season 11, we sat down with Loraine Durigan, Sterile Processing Traveling Manager at SpecialtyCare, to discuss her vision for combining career growth and technical knowledge to change the way Sterile Processing departments are run. Tune in to hear how Loraine and her team took a new approach to the topics of recruiting, retaining, and rewarding hard working staff in this unique conversation about career growth and compensation. Season 11 has returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #Career #Leadership #Technical #Technicians #CE

Stop, Drop Off, & Roll the Carts: Signs That Make the Sterile Processing Work…Flow

Have you ever created a hand-made sign for your department? “Don’t Touch” “Stack Containers Here” “Press Button for Service” The examples of things we need to communicate in device reprocessing are endless. On this episode 6 of Season 11, we sat down with Garry Bassi, Director, Medical Device Reprocessing & Support Services at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto), to discuss his unique approach to department signage in the midst of new construction and beyond. Tune in to hear why Garry believes good signage is so important to high performing technicians, and find out the value that strategic planning and professionalism can have on creating high quality workflows. Season 11 has returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #Signage #Leadership #Workflow #Construction #CE

The Laparoscopic Challenge: One Man’s Mission for a Safer World

What would you do if you had no decontamination room, no access to low-cost, reliable electricity and water, and a handful of laparoscopic devices to reprocess?  On this episode 5 of Season 11, we sat down with Delft University of Technology researcher Girish Malage, to discuss his field studies and innovative approach to solving the systemic laparoscopic challenges facing hospitals around the globe, and especially in low- to middle-income countries. Tune in to hear how Girish has approached these problems through the unique lenses of engineering, resource constraints, and creativity. We hope you are inspired to see the challenges facing your own departments and find the strength to go do something about them! Season 11 has returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #SterileProcessing #Podcast #Laparoscopic #Innovation #Research #Cleaning #CE

Administrators: Creating Powerful Advocates for Sterile Processing Teams

Would your hospital administrators recognize you in the hallway? When is the last time you saw your CEO take a stroll through your Sterile Processing department? Why does any of this matter? On this episode 4 of Season 11, we sat down with Bryan Croft, Senior Vice President of Operations at Cedars-Sinai, for an honest conversation on the widespread disconnect between hospital leadership and the Sterile Processing professionals who help keep surgeries going. Tune in to hear how Bryan has changed this culture in his own facilities and get a few tips for how to keep your hospital administrators engage with your team. Season 11 has returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #Culture #SterileProcessing #Podcast #Administrators #Leadership #Engagement #CE

Bigger Than Us: What it Really Means to Build an Industry Worth Loving

What causes one person to take pride in their job, and someone else to treat it like just a paycheck? When you drill down to the very core of a Sterile Processing technician, what do you find that is really special? On this episode 3 of Season 11, we sat down with Beyond Clean Co-Founder & President Hank Balch for a unique discussion about the over-aching culture of Sterile Processing — why it matters and how to build it. Tune in to hear much of the “why” behind what you see each and every day from Beyond Clean, and find out the creative ways that you can change our entire global industry right where you are! If you’re giving years of your life to an industry like this, it had better be worth loving… Season 11 has returned to 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 125 other free CE credit, visit our CE Credit Hub -> http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

#BeyondClean #Culture #SterileProcessing #BiggerThanUs #Podcast #Pride #Recognition #Value #Worth

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Hank Balch

Weapon of Mass Microbial Destruction

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