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

Need it Now: Understanding Trauma Surgery & Instrument Needs

How does Sterile Processing remove the drama from trauma? Whether it is locating that one-of-a-kind set or turning over trays on the tightest timelines, trauma cases can spark chaos for both the operating room and central sterile.    On this Season 19 episode of “The Surgeons We Serve,” a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we are joined by Dr. Derek Donegan, Orthopaedic Trauma surgeon, to discuss the best way to provide exceptional patient care in unexpected circumstances.    Dr. Donegan shares unique insights on how a surgeon’s educational background can impact your inventory needs and walks us through the collaborative efforts that happen behind the drape. If you’ve ever wondered why every instrument, and the kitchen sink, are called for in trauma cases, this is the episode for you.    Join us as we discuss creative ways to overcome inventory shortages, how to leverage your vendor partnerships for the optimal outcome, and what data points are necessary for successful demand planning. It’s a new era in trauma surgery, with partnership between surgeons and sterile processing professionals taking our trauma capacity to the next level. Dr. Donegan is available directly at Derek.donegan@gmail.com.   Season 19 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week.    For access to this CE quiz and over 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

How to Reduce Vendor Trays | Expert Series On-The-Go

On this week’s edition of the Beyond Clean Expert Series On-The-Go, tune in for the conversation entitled, “How to Reduce Vendor Trays”. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondclean.net/cleanfreaks or text BEYONDCLEAN to 22828

Do you know a #SterileProcessing expert who you’d love to hear from on our series? Or do you have a question for one of our current experts? Contact us at any time via email at: info@beyondclean.net

Until next time, keep fighting dirty!

#SterileProcessing #BeyondClean #ExpertSeries #Podcast

Guide to Success: Become Audit Ready with the SPM™ Endo Workflow Solution

How do you ensure your endoscopes are procedure and audit-ready, going beyond the simple tracking of endoscopes across your facility? What if you had a guide to help your team walk through the complete endoscope reprocessing loop?

On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight™ series, we sit down with Amanda Prussing, SPM® Product Manager at STERIS, to discuss the SPM® Endo Workflow Solution, which supports all scope management processes, whether based on terminal sterilization or high-level disinfection. We dive into the value of guided workflows created in this solution which marry the IFUs and reprocessing requirements of your scope inventory with the reprocessing capabilities of your department.

Tune in to hear how SPM® Endo helps you produce safe, effective, quality confirming outcomes for your scope processing procedures.

Follow STERIS Healthcare Products on LinkedIn, Visit STERIS University to Earn FREE CEs, and learn more about the SPM® Endo Workflow Solution by visiting https://www.steris.com/healthcare/products/spm-endoscope-tracking-software

#VendorSpotlight #STERIS #SterileProcessing #Endoscope #SPM #Disinfection #HLD #Workflow #Endoscopy #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty #SPD #CS #MDR #SPS

Teaching the Future Surgeon: Learning to Love Instruments

Ever heard the phrase, “It takes one to know one?” Well, in the case of Dr. George Cybulski, Associate Professor Of Surgery at St. George’s University, “It takes one to teach one.” You see, Dr. Cybulski isn’t your average neurosurgeon and medical school professor — he also happens to hold his Sterile Processing CSPDT certification. 

On this Season 19 episode of “The Surgeons We Serve,” a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we got to sit down with “Dr. George” to hear how our surgeons get introduced to and come to learn about the surgical instruments we are so familiar with in Sterile Processing. 

Dr. George highlights the process young surgeons go through during their training, speaks to the tremendous insight he’s gained on reprocessing through pursuing his certification, and provides practical takeaways for how to get your own surgeons more involved in education surrounding your surgical trays. We hope you can tune in to this unique episode!

You can connect directly with Dr. George on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-cybulski-b646bb13/

Season 19 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week. 

For access to this CE quiz and over 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

The SPD Detective: Finding Clues in Chemical Labels – Part 1 | Expert Series On-The-Go

On this week’s edition of the Beyond Clean Expert Series On-The-Go, tune in for the conversation entitled, “CThe SPD Detective: Finding Clues in Chemical Labels – Part 1”. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondclean.net/cleanfreaks or text BEYONDCLEAN to 22828

Do you know a #SterileProcessing expert who you’d love to hear from on our series? Or do you have a question for one of our current experts? Contact us at any time via email at: info@beyondclean.net

Until next time, keep fighting dirty!

#SterileProcessing #BeyondClean #ExpertSeries #Podcast

Tiny Lives, Tiny Instruments: The Pediatric Perspective

When tiny lives are in the operating room, the superhero partnership between sterile processing and pediatric surgery makes a truly lifelong difference.

On this Season 19 episode of “The Surgeons We Serve,” a season focused on spotlighting the intersection of surgeons & surgical instruments, we are joined by Dr. Erik Pearson MD FACS, Pediatric Surgeon and founder of CITIZENSURGEON, to discuss the guardianship that comes from providing care in a patient’s first moments. 

Dr. Pearson describes how surgeons form partnerships with both parents and patients, explains how the accuracy of tray assembly saves lives, and highlights how pediatric surgery energizes the professionals in our industry. In this impactful episode, we connect the unique nature of pediatric surgery with moments that have defined our careers. 

As we launch into a new year this is one conversation that, for the sake of the kids, will inspire you to take your knowledge and skills to the next level. Make sure to check out and subscribe to Dr. Pearson’s CITIZENSURGEON on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@citizensurgeon 

Or you can connect with him directly on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikgpearson/

Season 19 episodes are individually approved for 1 CE, so once you finish this interview, you can download your CE certificate immediately by passing the short quiz linked below each week. 

For access to this CE quiz and over 300 other free CE credits, visit our CE Credit Hub: http://www.beyondclean.net/ce-credit-hub

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Hank Balch

Weapon of Mass Microbial Destruction

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