10/22/2020
27. Land of Lost Instrumentation: How to Handle the Mystery of Missing Instruments
Cheron Rojo and Kevin Anderson discuss ways to handle the common problem of missing instruments.
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10/15/2020
26. Key Points About Cleaning Verification
Ralph Basile and host Kevin Anderson discuss cleaning verification. When used correctly, cleaning verification products can be a great tool for auditing your cleaning process. However, it is important to understand the limitations of these important tools so that we don't misuse them.
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10/08/2020
25. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 10): Chemistries
Stephen Kovach and Kevin Anderson cover the last of the ten factors of cleaning and discuss the importance of cleaning chemistries.
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10/01/2020
24. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 9): Type of Soil
In this episode, Stephen Kovach explains how the type of soil you are trying to clean can impact the effectiveness of your cleaning process.
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09/24/2020
23. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 8): Mechanical
Stephen Kovach and Kevin Anderson continue their 10 factors of cleaning series. In this episode, they discuss the mechanical factor impacts the outcomes of the cleaning process.
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09/17/2020
22. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 7): Dilution/Concentration
In this edition of the Ten Factors of Cleaning series, Stephen Kovach explains how the dilution and concentration of detergents is one of the critical factors of cleaning reusable medical devices.
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09/10/2020
21. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 6): Water
Stephen Kovach speaks with host Kevin Anderson about how water is one of the 10 factors of cleaning and what we need to know about it.
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09/03/2020
20. Finding a Safe and Effective Way to Process PPE: An Interview with Dr. Kaye and Dr. Roberts
Dr. Kaye and Dr. Roberts, from University of Michigan Medicine, share their story of multidisciplinary collaboration that led to finding the safest and most effective way to process n95 masks.
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08/27/2020
19. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 5): Temperature
Stephen Kovach shares how temperature makes one of the ten critical factors of cleaning, and why you should be monitoring water temperature.
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08/20/2020
18. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (Part 4): Standards
Kevin Anderson and Stephen Kovach continue the 10 factors of cleaning series, and discuss how industry standards impact our cleaning processes.
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08/13/2020
17. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (part 3): Human Factors
In this episode, Stephen Kovach and Kevin Anderson discuss a third factor of the ten factors of cleaning... the human factor.
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08/06/2020
16. The Ten Factors of Cleaning Series (part 2): The Device
In this episode, Stephen Kovach and Kevin Anderson discuss how the device design is one of the ten factors that effect the cleaning process.
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07/30/2020
15. The Ten Factors of Cleaning (Part 1): The IFU
In this episode, Stephen Kovach introduces the ten factors of cleaning. Then, Stephen takes a deeper dive into the IFU as one of the factors of cleaning.
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07/23/2020
14. What Does a Brush Specialist Do?
In this episode, we talk with one of the members of Healthmark's sales team, Abby Markielewicz. She shares with us some of the unique services that she provides to help customers get the brushes they need.
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07/16/2020
13. What is Delayed Processing of Endoscopes?
In this episode, Kevin Anderson and John Whelan discuss delayed endoscope processing. John answers the questions, what is delayed processing and how do we do it correctly?
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07/02/2020
12. Listener Questions and Feedback
Kevin and Stephen Kovach discuss customer questions and feedback to previous episodes. Topics covered in this episode include knowing your ultrasonic IFU before you purchase, and how to manage your water quality.
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06/25/2020
11. Hands Across the Water: An Interview with Harry Oussoren and Adam Okada
In this special edition episode we talk with Harry Oussoren, Sterile Medical Device Expert from the Netherlands, and Adam Okada, SPD Educator from California. Harry and Adam share what has changed in their respective departments during the pandemic, and whether or not those changes will last after t
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06/18/2020
10. How do I Know that my Ultrasonic is Cleaning Lumened Devices Effectively?
Ultrasonic irrigators are indispensable pieces of equipment in any SPD. However, all of our cleaning equipment is subject to failure. We need to make sure that our equipment is working properly. In this episode, we talk with Stephen Kovach about how to know if our ultrasonic cleaners are cleaning th
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06/16/2020
9. Bonus Episode - Interview with Infection Preventionist Jackie Daley
Jackie shares with us observations and lessons learned regarding PPE during the pandemic.
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06/11/2020
8. What is Cavitation, and How do we Know Our Ultrasonic has Adequate Cavitation?
Stephen Kovach explains ultrasonic cavitation, how to test for it, and why it is important.
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06/04/2020
7. What Should be Done About Water Quality as Surgical Schedules Begin to Ramp up Again?
Surgical schedules are picking up again, and in some cases, very quickly. We talk with Seth Hendee about what happens to our water when our equipment is not in use, and what we can do to ensure the water quality is where it needs to be to avoid any negative impact to our patients. For further guidan
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06/02/2020
6. Bonus Episode - Interview with Michelle Hoste
Michelle Hoste, SPD Manager and military veteran, shares how her team collaborated with other departments and Infection Control to come up with a way to safely process n95 masks, keeping their frontline equipped with the PPE they need to combat the pandemic.
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05/28/2020
5. How to Ensure Effective Competency Training
Guest Educator, Seth Hendee speaks about how to ensure proper competency training. Seth was formerly an Educator for a large SPD and had a lot of experience performing competency trainings. He shares two main tips to help us do it right.
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05/21/2020
4. How Do I Know My Endoscope Leak Tester is Working?
In this episode, we talk with Cheron Rojo, Clinical Educator at Healthmark about leak testers. Leak testing is a critical step in endoscope processing, but like many steps in the cycle of reusable medical devices can be prone to failure. Cheron shares with us great insight into how we make sure our
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