Process This! Episode 111: Bosses Vs. Leaders
06/17/2024
Process This! Episode 111: Bosses Vs. Leaders
In episode 111, host Jon Wood speaks with Preston Rosales about the differences between bosses and true leaders in Sterile Processing (SP). Rosales explains that leaders are often bosses, but bosses are not always leaders, and offers scenarios that define reactions of the two. Their conversation inc
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Process This! Episode 110: Mentoring in a Sterile Processing Environment
05/30/2024
Process This! Episode 110: Mentoring in a Sterile Processing Environment
In episode 110, host Jon Wood speaks with Jennifer Behlmann about mentoring in Sterile Processing. Behlman discusses the importance of passing on knowledge and experience to others through a deliberate process of “intentional mentorship.” She also shares details about her own mentorship journey both
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Process This! Episode 109: Surprising Data on Sterile Processing Packaging
05/15/2024
Process This! Episode 109: Surprising Data on Sterile Processing Packaging
In episode 109, host Jon Wood speaks with Malinda Elammari, Clinical Education Specialist at Healthmark Industries, a Getinge company, about unexpected data on packaging in the SPD. Elammari reviews packaging types and levels as well as confusion and misconceptions that can be found.Earn CE Now
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Process This! Episode 108: Sterile Processing and Dental Instruments
05/01/2024
Process This! Episode 108: Sterile Processing and Dental Instruments
In episode 108, host Jon Wood speaks with Julie Morrill and Karen Raposa, regional managers at HuFriedyGroup, aChicago-based dental supply and equipment company. Morrill and Raposa sink their teeth into infection prevention compliance associated with dental instruments. They also discuss common chal
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Process This! Episode 107: The Ergonomic Benefits of Work-Area Layout in the SPD
04/15/2024
Process This! Episode 107: The Ergonomic Benefits of Work-Area Layout in the SPD
In episode 107, host Jon Wood speaks with Hannah Schroeder, Clinical Education Specialist at Pure Processing. Schroeder provides her recommendations and rationalizations for record keeping, time stamping, organization, and foot-traffic flow to contribute to the success of the Sterile Processing depa
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Process This! Episode 106: HSPA Foundation & Mercy Ships: A Shared Mission to Change Lives
04/01/2024
Process This! Episode 106: HSPA Foundation & Mercy Ships: A Shared Mission to Change Lives
In episode 106, host Jon Wood speaks with Kimberly Ames, the Global Programatic Lead Recruiter and U.S. Recruitment Manager at Mercy Ships, about the importance of the Mercy Ships mission, what it takes to volunteer, and the steps necessary to go from application to serving. Also featured on this po
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Process This! Episode 105: Drying Medical Devices Before Sterilization: A Vital Step
03/15/2024
Process This! Episode 105: Drying Medical Devices Before Sterilization: A Vital Step
In episode 105, host Jon Wood speaks with Ann Hewitt and Bob Straub from CENORIN about the critical importance of drying instruments prior to sterilization. More specifically, they discuss how moisture present on devices prior to undergoing steam sterilization or low-temperature sterilization can ne
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Process This! Episode 104: AAMI Standard and TIR Updates for Sterile Processing
02/29/2024
Process This! Episode 104: AAMI Standard and TIR Updates for Sterile Processing
In episode 104, host Jon Wood speaks with HSPA Clinical Educator Sue Klacik about several key AAMI standards and technical information reports (TIRs) that affect Sterile Processing. Specifically, she provides updates about ANSI/AAMI ST108, Water for the processing of medical devices, AAMI TIR99 Dila
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Process This! Episode 103: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Robotics Service Line
02/14/2024
Process This! Episode 103: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Robotics Service Line
In episode 103, host Jon Wood speaks with Marcy Duffy, Intuitive's Genesis Reprocessing Product Manager, about robotics in reprocessing. She identifies critical factors to consider when planning a robotics service line, including workflow and layout, assessment of current equipment, understanding ho
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Process This! Episode 102: All About Your Health in Sterile Processing
01/31/2024
Process This! Episode 102: All About Your Health in Sterile Processing
In our 102nd episode, host Jon Wood speaks with fitness trainer and nutrition coach, Brenda Edwards, about physical, emotional and mental health. Specifically, she shares her recommendations for mobility activities to address the physical demands within the Sterile Processing department. Click the l
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Process This! Episode 101: Peeling Back The Layers on SPD Water Quality
01/12/2024
Process This! Episode 101: Peeling Back The Layers on SPD Water Quality
In our 101st episode, host Jon Wood reviews the most recent articles found in HSPA's PROCESS magazine related to water quality. Specifically, he explores the article, “A Leader’s Guide to Understanding and Following ST108,” authored by Marie Brewer, and key aspects of “Guarding the Gateway: Ensuring
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Process This! Episode 100 Top Ten Episode Moments of 2023
01/03/2024
Process This! Episode 100 Top Ten Episode Moments of 2023
In our 100th episode, host Jon Wood revisits 10 must-hear segments from a variety of HSPA interviews conducted in 2023. Some of these discussions include surgical instruments and IFU, a PPE "arsenal" found at a VA hospital, and English as a second language in Sterile Processing. These conversations
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Process This! Episode 99: Time, Temperature & Humidity: Their Effect on Device Soil Drying
12/14/2023
Process This! Episode 99: Time, Temperature & Humidity: Their Effect on Device Soil Drying
In episode 99, host Jon Wood speaks with Sue Klacik and Terra Kremer about how time, temperature and humidity affect soil drying on medical devices. They also address challenges associated with weather conditions and the transporting of soiled instruments to Sterile Processing areas. Earn CE Now
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Process This! Episode 98: Meet Monique Jelks, President, HSPA Board of Directors
12/01/2023
Process This! Episode 98: Meet Monique Jelks, President, HSPA Board of Directors
In episode 98, host Jon Wood speaks with HSPA President, Monique Jelks, about her journey into Sterile Processing (SP), her passion for problem solving, process improvement and supporting fellow SP professionals—and how they helped lead her to become President of the HSPA Board of Directors. Earn CE
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Process This! Episode 97: AORN Guidelines and Sterile Processing
11/14/2023
Process This! Episode 97: AORN Guidelines and Sterile Processing
In episode 97, host Jon Wood speaks with AORN's Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist, Amber Wood, about the AORN guidelines writing process and the documents’ relevance to Sterile Processing (SP) practices. Amber also addresses how others can become involved in the AORN guideline-writing process
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Process This! Episode 96: Inside the AAMI Standards
11/01/2023
Process This! Episode 96: Inside the AAMI Standards
In episode 96, host Jon Wood speaks with HSPA Clinical Educator, Sue Klacik, who has served on the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s (AAMI’s) standard committees for many years. She shares her unique insights about the importance of AAMI standards and their critical roles
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Process This! Episode 95: Pasteurization in Sterile Processing
10/16/2023
Process This! Episode 95: Pasteurization in Sterile Processing
In episode 95, host Jon Wood discusses pasteurization and its role in Sterile Processing with HSPA’s guests, Richard Radford and Ann Hewitt of Cenorin. Radford and Hewitt discuss the history of thermal disinfection—and how the process that was originally applied to the food industry has been adopted
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Process This! Episode 94: All Things Water & Steam
10/02/2023
Process This! Episode 94: All Things Water & Steam
In episode 94, host Jon Wood discusses water and steam issues with Dr. Jonathan Wilder. From wet loads to extended dry time, Wilder explains the causes, effects and potential solutions for these challenging and dangerous situations. Earn CE Now
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Process This! Episode 93: Game-Changing AI Technology for use with Borescopes
09/18/2023
Process This! Episode 93: Game-Changing AI Technology for use with Borescopes
In episode 93, host Jon Wood follows-up on Process This! episode 92 where he discussed borescopes with Andrew Sundet, Sales and Marketing Manager at Clarus Medical. Joining Wood and Sundet for this episode is Ehren Arndt, Head of Customer Success and Partner Solutions who shares an exceptional step
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Process This! Episode 92: Looking Into Borescopes
08/30/2023
Process This! Episode 92: Looking Into Borescopes
In episode 92, host Jon Wood discusses borescopes with Andrew Sundet, Sales and Marketing Manager at Clarus Medical. Sundet has a passion for borescopes and their use in the healthcare setting. He details the necessary set-up and inspection processes as well as the frequency that borescope inspectio
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Process This! Episode 91: I Was a Splash Study Participant
08/15/2023
Process This! Episode 91: I Was a Splash Study Participant
In episode 91, host Jon Wood speaks with Marie Brewer to discuss her role in the decontamination splash study performed at her facility with Ofstead & Associates. The startling findings generated by the study reinforce the need for adequate personal protective equipment and the implementation of oth
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Process This! Episode 90: English as a Second Language in Sterile Processing
07/27/2023
Process This! Episode 90: English as a Second Language in Sterile Processing
In episode 90, host Jon Wood discusses English as a second language (ESL) in Sterile Processing (SP) with Angie Holland. She reveals the critical need for English proficiency in SP and steps leaders, educators and co-workers can take to work more effectively alongside their ESL peers. Holland also d
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Process This! Episode 89: Effective Training in Sterile Processing
07/13/2023
Process This! Episode 89: Effective Training in Sterile Processing
In episode 89, host Jon Wood speaks with Adam Okada, Clinical Education Specialist at Healthmark Industries. Okada discusses his passion: helping to improve patient care quality by giving Sterile Processing (SP) technicians greater access to education. He shares his thoughts about the common problem
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Process This! Episode 88: AAMI ST108 – Water Quality for Reprocessing of Medical Devices
06/27/2023
Process This! Episode 88: AAMI ST108 – Water Quality for Reprocessing of Medical Devices
In episode 88, host Jon Wood speaks with Brian Flannigan, Principal and subject matter expert for non-potable water system safety and efficiency for Phigenics LLC, about the upcoming standard, AAMI ST108 Water for the processing of medical devices. Flannigan discusses best practices for water testin
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