If Water Boils at 212ºF, How Do We Get 270ºF Steam? | Expert Series On-The-Go
01/22/2022
If Water Boils at 212ºF, How Do We Get 270ºF Steam? | 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, "If Water Boils at 212ºF, How Do We Get 270ºF Steam?" To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educa
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Dealing with Drama in Sterile Processing: Important Thoughts on Team Dynamics
01/20/2022
Dealing with Drama in Sterile Processing: Important Thoughts on Team Dynamics
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch takes a hard look at department drama and how to address it:  -- "Personal matters aside, your sterile processing department has a mission to accomplish, and to do so, there is a certain standard for culture and communication that must be attained. R
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ET Phone...O?: Taking the Unknown out of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
01/17/2022
ET Phone...O?: Taking the Unknown out of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
Few chemicals in our industry are as polarizing and (perhaps) misunderstood as ethylene oxide gas (EtO / EO). Is it dangerous? Completely safe? Still in use? Going away? Or coming back for good reason? On this episode 3 of Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Sean Weir, Sterile Process
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Why Accurate Dosing Matters in Sterile Processing | Expert Series On-The-Go
01/15/2022
Why Accurate Dosing Matters 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, "Why Accurate Dosing Matters in Sterile Processing." To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educat
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Redefining Reprocessing: for select da Vinci® instruments with the AMSCO® 7000HP Washer/Disinfectors
01/14/2022
Redefining Reprocessing: for select da Vinci® instruments with the AMSCO® 7000HP Washer/Disinfectors
There's no question that robotic instruments are complex and come with reprocessing challenges. Learn how an automated process can build consistency and confidence in the cleaning outcomes of these intricate devices. Joining us for this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight is Sarah Brown, Senior Product Ma
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So You Want to Be a Sterile Processing Manager: How to Get There and What to Expect
01/13/2022
So You Want to Be a Sterile Processing Manager: How to Get There and What to Expect
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch discusses the road to becoming a department leader and how to best navigate it: -- "If there’s one point where far too many new sterile processing professionals fail, it is realizing that every single day is an interview. You may think that because e
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Chemicals By the Numbers: Usage, Conversion, and Strategic Planning
01/10/2022
Chemicals By the Numbers: Usage, Conversion, and Strategic Planning
Every chemical has a cost, and every chemical conversion in Sterile Processing has its challenges -- both for frontline users dealing with the new chemicals as well as department leaders coordinating contracts, equipment, dosing, and training. On this episode 2 of Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter,
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Reducing Late Loaned Tray Deliveries | Expert Series On-The-Go
01/08/2022
Reducing Late Loaned Tray Deliveries | 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, "Reducing Late Loaned Tray Deliveries." 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
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To Heck with Retention: 5 Reasons Turnover in Your SPD May Be a Good Thing
01/06/2022
To Heck with Retention: 5 Reasons Turnover in Your SPD May Be a Good Thing
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch considers why employee retention may not be the best metric for measuring your department's success:  -- "One of the unfortunate things that employee retention encourages is keeping the status quo in place. This metric or measurement does not account
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Cavitation, Chemicals, & Cleaning: The Ultimate Ultrasonic Conversation
01/03/2022
Cavitation, Chemicals, & Cleaning: The Ultimate Ultrasonic Conversation
What, if anything, is different about how chemicals are used in and interact with our ultrasonic cleaners? If a chemical works in the sink will it work in this supercharged cavitation dynamo, and vice versa? Kicking off our brand new Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Tom Overbey, pr
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Reusable Cleaning Tools: Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Favorite Brush? | Expert Series On-The-Go
01/01/2022
Reusable Cleaning Tools: Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Favorite Brush? | 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, "Reusable Cleaning Tools: Is It Time to Say Goodbye to Your Favorite Brush?". To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by
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“I Got It!”: Why Initiative Makes the Sterile Processing World Go Round”
12/30/2021
“I Got It!”: Why Initiative Makes the Sterile Processing World Go Round”
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch describes how initiative makes all the difference in Sterile Processing -- "Something as mundane as an alarming buzzer on a cart washer, has a way of separating the can-do and will-do personalities from the can’t-, won’t-, or won’t-do-it-with-a-smile
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Dosing Spotlight: Good Policies and Best Practice | Expert Series On-The-Go
12/25/2021
Dosing Spotlight: Good Policies and Best Practice | 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, "Dosing Spotlight: Good Policies and Best Practice." To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educat
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It’s Time to Call It: Unleashing the Power of the Conference Call for Sterile Processing Improvement
12/23/2021
It’s Time to Call It: Unleashing the Power of the Conference Call for Sterile Processing Improvement
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch considers a powerful leadership tool and what prevents leaders from using it:  -- "It is understandably hard for some of us to admit when we do not know how to fix something ourselves, especially if we are department managers or directors with depart
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The Rep Is Not Optimizing Your Inventory | Expert Series On-The-Go
12/18/2021
The Rep Is Not Optimizing Your Inventory | 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 Rep Is Not Optimizing Your Inventory." To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyondc
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Twas the (Real) Night Before Surgery: An Ode to Christmas in Sterile Processing
12/17/2021
Twas the (Real) Night Before Surgery: An Ode to Christmas in Sterile Processing
"Twas the night before surgery, when all through decon, Not a case cart was waiting, all the surgeons were gone; The scopes were all hung in their cabinets with care, In hopes that surveyors might smile on them there; The trays were nestled all snug on the shelves; Put there by third shift, the SPD
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Why Not Work When You Want? How to Totally Change the Way We Schedule Sterile Processing Technicians
12/16/2021
Why Not Work When You Want? How to Totally Change the Way We Schedule Sterile Processing Technicians
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch considers a flexible scheduling model for SPD:  -- "What if I were to tell you there is a better way—and that there are existing technologies in use in other industries that could completely change the way we envision a sterile processing department
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Cleaning Chemistries: How Important Is It In Supporting Your Manual Cleaning Process? | Expert Series On-The-Go
12/11/2021
Cleaning Chemistries: How Important Is It In Supporting Your Manual Cleaning Process? | 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, "Cleaning Chemistries: How Important Is It In Supporting Your Manual Cleaning Process?." To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mail
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The Only Way: Enhanced Visual Inspection with the New FIS-007 Inspection Borescope
12/10/2021
The Only Way: Enhanced Visual Inspection with the New FIS-007 Inspection Borescope
There is only one way to inspect internal channels of medical devices in Sterile Processing. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Kevin Anderson, Clinical Education Specialist at Healthmark Industries, about the newly released FIS-007 Inspection Borescope designed to inspect channels a
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Spotlight on Special Treatment in Sterile Processing: What It Is and What It’s Not
12/09/2021
Spotlight on Special Treatment in Sterile Processing: What It Is and What It’s Not
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch examines the difference between "special treatment" and "different treatment"  -- "There is a common assumption in the industry that every member of the sterile processing team must be dealt with in the exact same way or else it’s not fair. While equ
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Germicidal Detergents in Sterile Processing | Expert Series On-The-Go
12/04/2021
Germicidal Detergents 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, "Germicidal Detergents in Sterile Processing." To hear more from this expert, follow us on Facebook and Linkedin, or subscribe to the Beyond Clean mailing list by visiting: https://educate.beyo
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Competency For All: Changing the Way We View Interdisciplinary Education
12/03/2021
Competency For All: Changing the Way We View Interdisciplinary Education
Understanding cross-contamination is fundamental to being successful Operating Room Nurses, Infection Prevention Practitioners, Surgical Techs, and Sterile Processing Professionals. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Barbara Ann Harmer, RN, VP of Clinical Services at Innovative Steri
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Specialization on Steroids: Creating & Paying for Real Expertise in Sterile Processing
12/02/2021
Specialization on Steroids: Creating & Paying for Real Expertise in Sterile Processing
In this episode of Articles On-The-Go, Hank Balch considers an unconventional approach to staff competency -- "We put a premium on cross-training, while paying lip service (and low rates) for any type of true specialization in our field. Technicians who may be great at reading preference cards and p
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Why Are Your Loaner Trays Late? | Expert Series On-The-Go
11/27/2021
Why Are Your Loaner Trays Late? | 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, "Why Are Your Loaner Trays Late?." 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/
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