Ultrasonics:The Beautiful Buzz that Breaks Down Bioburden
08/15/2022
Ultrasonics:The Beautiful Buzz that Breaks Down Bioburden
It buzzes, it flushes, it creates millions of tiny implosions during every cycle -- it's the amazing, awesome, underrated science of ultrasonic cleaning! With each passing year, our industry is seeing more and more utilization of ultrasonic cleaning technology to address the increasingly complex sur
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Operate with Greater Precision through Education
08/12/2022
Operate with Greater Precision through Education
Effective education programs for the Sterile Processing and Operating Room spaces help build staff confidence and lower staff frustration. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight™ we talk with Taylor Hamscher, Associate Product Manager at Aesculap USA about their innovative education programs presente
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Sterile Processing, Infection Control, and Zero Patient Harm: Collaboration Starts with Us
08/11/2022
Sterile Processing, Infection Control, and Zero Patient Harm: Collaboration Starts with Us
On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, we cover the critical importance of collaborating with Infection Control professionals to keep your patients safe and get your SPD departments what they need: "While few folks would argue with the importance of high level infection control practices
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Channel (Game) Changer: A Closer Look at Borescopes
08/08/2022
Channel (Game) Changer: A Closer Look at Borescopes
You've heard the phrase, "The devil is in the details", right? Well, in the case of surgical instrument reprocessing, the devil is often in the lumens. Or to be more specific, the bioburden, damage, and debris is often in the lumens and cannulas of the complex medical devices we are processing each
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Total Organic Carbon: Bioburden or Just Slime? | Expert Series On-The-Go
08/06/2022
Total Organic Carbon: Bioburden or Just Slime? | 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, "Total Organic Carbon: Bioburden or Just Slime?". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.b
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The Digital Transformation of Sterile Processing
08/05/2022
The Digital Transformation of Sterile Processing
What if the technology of tomorrow was already available to change the way you run your Sterile Processing department today? How would remote access to your department's reprocessing equipment and workflow impact your ability to better provide excellent care to your Operating Room customers? Joining
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Three Wonderful Ways Not to Waste Your Friday: A Sterile Processing Week'enders Handbook
08/04/2022
Three Wonderful Ways Not to Waste Your Friday: A Sterile Processing Week'enders Handbook
It's Thursday...but Friday is coming! Will your department be ready? On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, get some tips on ensuring your department is set to weather the weekend storm:"No matter how you spend your Fridays in SPD, do yourself and your team a favor and give them the tool
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Hot Off the Press: 3 Things You Didn't Know About Heat Sealers
08/01/2022
Hot Off the Press: 3 Things You Didn't Know About Heat Sealers
It's an unassuming metal box off to the corner or sitting on the edge of your assembly table. But it creates the sealed barrier between sterile instruments and the world of dangerous microbes outside seeking to do our patients harm. You guessed it! We're talking about the department heat sealer on t
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Vendor Policy Changes: Part 1 - The Facility Approach | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/30/2022
Vendor Policy Changes: Part 1 - The Facility Approach | 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, "Vendor Policy Changes: Part 1 - The Facility Approach". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://ed
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How to Host a Sterile Processing Olympics for Your Department: Leadership Field Guide
07/28/2022
How to Host a Sterile Processing Olympics for Your Department: Leadership Field Guide
On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, get some inspiration and insight for how to host your own Sterile Processing Olympics for your department: "There are few words that instill a greater sense of epic-ness in the hearts and minds of most people than the word "Olympics." Even if you're
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A la Case Cart: The Machine that Keeps them Clean
07/25/2022
A la Case Cart: The Machine that Keeps them Clean
When it works, it's a dream. When it doesn't, it can ruin your entire week. A Sterile Processing department's case cart washer holds a tremendous amount of processing power within its steel grip -- and so it's well worth understanding the ins and outs of how this key piece of reprocessing equipment
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Understanding Different Types of Repair Programs - Part 1 | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/23/2022
Understanding Different Types of Repair Programs - 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, "Understanding Different Types of Repair Programs - 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:
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Now You Know: The Surgical Instrument Database That's Changing the World
07/22/2022
Now You Know: The Surgical Instrument Database That's Changing the World
Surgical instrument identification is one of the most important skills that a Sterile Processing professional can have. Without knowing what each medical device actually is, it becomes impossible to properly clean, inspect, package, sterilize, and distribute with any accuracy or compliance. On this
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A Need to Know Basis: What We Wish Our Vendors Knew About Us - An SPD Expose
07/21/2022
A Need to Know Basis: What We Wish Our Vendors Knew About Us - An SPD Expose
On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for an honest conversations regarding Sterile Processing leaders and the vendors who support us: "Every product or service we purchase has to be justified in some way. Whether it's just a justification to ourselves for why we preferred widge
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Demystifying Liquid vs. Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide in SPD | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/20/2022
Demystifying Liquid vs. Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide in SPD | 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, "Demystifying Liquid vs. Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide in SPD". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https
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A Salute to Sinks: More Than Just a Super Soaker
07/18/2022
A Salute to Sinks: More Than Just a Super Soaker
A quick glance around decontamination and one particular row of stainless steel equipment might catch your eye. Although you may not notice it from a distance, the Sterile Processing sinks of the 21st century are becoming more and more complex, customized in designed, and strategically ergonomic. On
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Kanban Systems in Sterile Storage | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/16/2022
Kanban Systems in Sterile Storage | 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, "Kanban Systems in Sterile Storage". 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.ne
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"I Scored What!?" - Pay For Performance, Surprises, and the Reasons Why They Shouldn't Mix
07/14/2022
"I Scored What!?" - Pay For Performance, Surprises, and the Reasons Why They Shouldn't Mix
On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for leadership insights on handling annual reviews in your Sterile Processing department: "As with everything else you do as a leader, you are always teaching with your actions. You are either teaching your team that you believe in them and
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Aseptic Presentation: Protecting the Sterile Barrier of Peel Packs | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/13/2022
Aseptic Presentation: Protecting the Sterile Barrier of Peel Packs | 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, "Aseptic Presentation: Protecting the Sterile Barrier of Peel Packs". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visitin
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The Magic Box? Demystifying the Washer Disinfector
07/11/2022
The Magic Box? Demystifying the Washer Disinfector
It's the perfect combination of strategic water delivery, meticulously designed chemical dosing, and mechanically controlled temperature all aiming at the lofty goal of achieving "clean" surgical instruments. Yes, we're talking about your department's Washer/Disinfector equipment. On this Season 17
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Chloride: The Enemy of Stainless Steel | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/09/2022
Chloride: The Enemy of Stainless Steel | 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, "Chloride: The Enemy of Stainless Steel". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondcle
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Sterile Processing Travelers - Your Mini-Guide to Contract Agency Staffing in Your SPD
07/07/2022
Sterile Processing Travelers - Your Mini-Guide to Contract Agency Staffing in Your SPD
On this CE-approved release of Articles On-The-Go, tune in for a game plan for excelling as an SPD Traveler AND a department who hires them: "When a new traveler arrives to begin a contract at your facility, don't forget these folks are not robots. They may be highly trained and highly experienced t
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Open Sesame: Chemical Shelf Life and Use Life | Expert Series On-The-Go
07/06/2022
Open Sesame: Chemical Shelf Life and Use Life | 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, "Open Sesame: Chemical Shelf Life and Use Life". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.be
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Behind the Steel Door: Inside Your Steam Sterilizer
07/04/2022
Behind the Steel Door: Inside Your Steam Sterilizer
It has one of the biggest footprints in our entire department, uses some of the most utilities, and stands as the final step in a surgical instrument's journey to a sterility assurance level (SAL) of 10−6: the powerhouse of Sterile Processing, the steam autoclave. So, how much do you know about what
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