Automating the Rinsing Process: Exploring the QuickRinse® Instrument Rinse System
04/12/2024
Automating the Rinsing Process: Exploring the QuickRinse® Instrument Rinse System
In today’s fast-paced surgery center and hospital reprocessing settings, utilizing rinsing and flushing products that can free up your hands to perform other tasks, greatly improving the speed and efficiency of your instrument reprocessing, is a game changer! On this week’s Beyond Clean Vendor Spotl
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On-site Versus Off-site: The Battle for the Future of Sterile Processing Services
04/11/2024
On-site Versus Off-site: The Battle for the Future of Sterile Processing Services
In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch weighs in on the ongoing debate between on-site vs. off-site reprocessing models, while sharing his perspective on the future of off-site reprocessing – “I believe the future of Sterile Processing in the US is going to transitio
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On Pathogens & PPE Ep 2: Understanding Different Types of Pathogens
04/10/2024
On Pathogens & PPE Ep 2: Understanding Different Types of Pathogens
Calling all #CleanFreaks! Get ready to don up and join the fight against the microscopic menaces lurking in our healthcare facilities! In this action-packed episode of “On Pathogens & PPE,” host Jill Holdsworth, co-host Michael Matthews, and special guests Jeri Culbertson and Patrick Gordon, team up
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 33 Mindset Matters: Overcoming Test Anxiety and Achieving Your Goals
04/09/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 33 Mindset Matters: Overcoming Test Anxiety and Achieving Your Goals
Do you struggle with test anxiety and are feeling uneasy about your upcoming exam? Know that you are not alone! This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz shares her personal experiences with overcoming exam nerves and offers her proven techniques for managing anxiety, navigating test
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The Papers that Make Us Great: Job Descriptions in Sterile Processing
04/08/2024
The Papers that Make Us Great: Job Descriptions in Sterile Processing
“Sterile Processing, what’s that?” If this question sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone! As Sterile Processing professionals, we’ve all been asked this a time or two. So, how do you describe our career? How should we describe it? On this episode of Beyond Clean Season 24, "The Papers that Mak
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The Pros and Cons of UV Based Technology | Expert Series On-The-Go
04/06/2024
The Pros and Cons of UV Based Technology | 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, "The Pros and Cons of UV Based Technology" with our UV Disinfection Expert™, Daan Hoek. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean maili
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Making the (Business) Case: A Value Analysis Toolkit for Sterile Processing
04/05/2024
Making the (Business) Case: A Value Analysis Toolkit for Sterile Processing
Do you have the tools you need, to make the business case you want to improve your Sterile Processing department? Do you know what improvements others are already seeing across the country? On this week's Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight™, we speak with Mark Copeland from 3T Medical, as he shares his v
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O’ Standards, Where Art Thou? Vendors, Users, and Hard Questions about the State of Sterile Processing
04/04/2024
O’ Standards, Where Art Thou? Vendors, Users, and Hard Questions about the State of Sterile Processing
In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch highlights the influence vendors and manufacturers have on Sterile Processing industry standards and the lasting impact it can have on the future of our industry – "The fact that manufacturers have a controlling interest in the
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On Pathogens & PPE Ep 1: Basics of Infection Prevention
04/03/2024
On Pathogens & PPE Ep 1: Basics of Infection Prevention
Masks on, gloves up -- it’s time to #FightDirty with Beyond Clean and Transmission Control's newest podcast series launch, On Pathogens & PPE! Join host Jill Holdsworth, co-host Frankie Catalfumo, and special guests Ben Galvan and Deanna Hillstrom, as they set the stage for an exciting 12-part serie
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 32 The Language of Sterile Processing: Conquering Your Certification Goals en Español
04/02/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 32 The Language of Sterile Processing: Conquering Your Certification Goals en Español
Hola profesionales del SPD! This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz welcomes Angie Holland and Nestor Hernandez to explore the unique advantages and challenges of mastering the Sterile Processing profession in different languages. From translating tricky technical terms to leveragi
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The Papers that Make Us Great: Mission, Vision, & Values in Sterile Processing
04/01/2024
The Papers that Make Us Great: Mission, Vision, & Values in Sterile Processing
What if a single page could spark a cultural revolution in your SPD? Any ideas what it might say? On this Season 24 premiere episode of Beyond Clean, "The Papers that Make Us Awesome," Hank Balch sits down with culture-building expert Jeff Schiefelbein, Managing Director at Undivided Life, to cast a
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AAMI TIR34: Critical Water Management | Expert Series On-The-Go
03/30/2024
AAMI TIR34: Critical Water Management | 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, "AAMI TIR34: Critical Water Management" with our Water Quality Expert™, Jeffrey Paquet. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean maili
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Master Inventory Lists: The Key to Mastering Sterile Processing Compliance
03/28/2024
Master Inventory Lists: The Key to Mastering Sterile Processing Compliance
In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch identifies the importance of creating master inventory lists to ensure compliance and proper processing in SPD- "Simply put, our Sterile Processing teams cannot even begin to process or maintain our equipment or instruments prop
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 31 Conquering Exam Day Part 2: Insider Strategies for Unshakable Confidence
03/26/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 31 Conquering Exam Day Part 2: Insider Strategies for Unshakable Confidence
Get ready to buckle up, certification rockstars, because this week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz is your VIP pass to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the actual test day experience! As your personal certification prep guide, Sarah will navigate you through the computer-based
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What is the Role of AI in Sterile Processing? | Expert Series On-The-Go
03/23/2024
What is the Role of AI in Sterile Processing? | 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, "What is the Role of AI in Sterile Processing?" with our Artificial Intelligence Expert™, Yeshwanth Pulijala, PhD. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscrib
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Locker Room Talk: Caring for Your Sterile Processing Teams Before, During, and After Work
03/21/2024
Locker Room Talk: Caring for Your Sterile Processing Teams Before, During, and After Work
On this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch explains how the quality and management of department locker rooms can significantly impact the culture and morale of the technicians who work there -- "The first place a Sterile Processing professional steps foot in to start th
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 30 Conquering Exam Day Part 1: Your Ultimate Guide to Certification Victory
03/19/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 30 Conquering Exam Day Part 1: Your Ultimate Guide to Certification Victory
The big day has finally arrived—the one you've been preparing for, dreaming of, and possibly even losing a little sleep over. That's right, it's exam day! But fear not, future certified rockstar, because this week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz is sharing all her insider secrets to
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Sterile In, Sterile Out | Expert Series On-The-Go
03/16/2024
Sterile In, Sterile Out | 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, "Sterile In, Sterile Out" with our Healthcare Storage Expert™, Dustin Patterson. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list
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Leaving a Legacy Behind You: Dealing with Loss, Grief, and Value in Sterile Processing
03/14/2024
Leaving a Legacy Behind You: Dealing with Loss, Grief, and Value in Sterile Processing
In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch shares steps for grieving the loss of a co-worker and the importance of leaving behind a positive legacy through kindness, dedication to patient care, and recognizing the value of each team member – "Ultimately, this grieving pr
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 29 The Cram Session Curse:  How to Break Free and Ace Your Exam
03/12/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 29 The Cram Session Curse: How to Break Free and Ace Your Exam
This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz is here to save you from the cram session chaos! She is breaking down the differences between cramming and intense review sessions, and why one might be sabotaging your success. Tune in as Sarah shares her top tips for creating a study plan t
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What is Multi-Tray Sterilization? | Expert Series On-The-Go
03/09/2024
What is Multi-Tray Sterilization? | 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, "What is Multi-Tray Sterilization?" with our Multi-Tray Sterilization Expert™, Kelly Truppo. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean
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Insufficient for Understanding: Are IFUs Failing Us or Are We Failing Them?
03/07/2024
Insufficient for Understanding: Are IFUs Failing Us or Are We Failing Them?
In this CE-approved Beyond Clean Articles On-The-Go episode, Hank Balch emphasizes the importance of understanding and following a manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFUs) in your SPD, while also proposing solutions to improve compliance and ensure patient safety -- "How can you be sure, with any
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Confident Certification™ Ep. 28 The Final Countdown: Perfecting Your Pre-Exam Evening Routine
03/05/2024
Confident Certification™ Ep. 28 The Final Countdown: Perfecting Your Pre-Exam Evening Routine
If pre-test nerves and last-minute cramming sessions have you counting flashcards instead of sheep, let this episode be your guide to a peaceful night's sleep the night before your certification exam! This week on Confident Certification™, host Sarah B. Cruz unlocks the secrets to transforming pre-t
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"Just Stop Breaking Stuff" The Need for Targeted Solutions | Expert Series On-The-Go
03/02/2024
"Just Stop Breaking Stuff" The Need for Targeted Solutions | 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, "'Just Stop Breaking Stuff' The Need for Targeted Solutions" with our Flexible Endoscope Expert™, Michael Matthews. To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn, or subscri
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