10/15/2020
Chemical Disinfection Challenges and Choices, Part One
Episode 25 is a special edition podcast. Not only are we celebrating Sterile Processing Week, we are also celebrating the one-year anniversary of IAHCSMM’s Process This podcast.Guest speaker Peggy Spitzer joins us from Certol International to discuss all aspects of chemical disinfection and its role
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10/01/2020
The Ins and Outs of IFU
In this episode of Process This we are joined by Lisa McKown (formerly Wakeman), research and development manager for Beyond Clean, to discuss medical device instructions for use (IFU) and their critical importance for Sterile Processing. Key focus areas include: instrument complexity and lack of IF
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09/15/2020
Why We Should Celebrate Surgical Technologists
In celebrating the upcoming National Surgical Technologists Week, frequent guest and IAHCSMM Education Director, Natalie Lind flips the script, and interviews our regular host, Jon Wood. We get to discover just what path Jon has taken to bring him to the Sterile Processing (SP) profession. He discus
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09/01/2020
Legislation and Regulation Overview
Process This, podcast #22 takes us on an in-depth and fascinating interview with Josephine Colacci, Director of Government Affairs for IAHCSMM. Jo describes her role in tracking legislation and regulation in all fifty states and at the federal level. She explains just how, in legislation, a bill bec
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08/15/2020
It’s All About The Process
In Process This, podcast #21, Jon’s featured guest is Julie Williamson, IAHCSMM Director of Publications and Communications Director discussing what it takes to create, develop and produce IAHCSMM’s PROCESS magazine, her history with IAHCSMM and Sterile Processing. She further talks about IAHCSMM’s
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08/01/2020
Make SPD Bully Free
Process This Episode #20, Make SPD Bully Free, features an interview with Natalie Lind, IAHCSMM Education Director, speaking about the most requested program topic; bullying in the Sterile Processing workplace. Bullying is stressful on multiple levels and can even have an impact on patient healthcar
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07/15/2020
Getting to Know IAHCSMM’s President-Elect
In this episode Jon meets IAHCSMM’s President-Elect, Tanya Lewis. Tanya shares with us her history in sterile processing (SP), stepping into management of SP and how that lead into further leadership roles as well as becoming an Executive Board member of IAHCSMM. She also shares her passion for the
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07/01/2020
The Ebb and Flow of Water Quality
Episode 18 of our Process This podcast, is everything about Water. Our featured guest, Brian Flannigan reviews how often should we test our water quality, where we should find those sources of water and examine their distributions as well. He also addresses what to do about the potential problems fo
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06/15/2020
Utilizing Mentors in Sterile Processing
Process This podcast 17, features a conversation with Patricia Taylor on mentoring in sterile processing (SP). Also in this episode, we will hear “What’s On My Mind” followed by another segment of “Mailbox Mania.”“What’s On My Mind” discusses COVID-19, the reopening of elective surgeries and its rel
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06/01/2020
Meet the President
In this 16th episode of Process This, we get to meet with IAHCSMM’s new President, Brian Reynolds. Brian will share his Sterile Processing path with you from SP tech to IAHCSMM leadership, as well as his passion for the profession and what he plans to do for the future growth of the Association.The
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05/15/2020
Elevating Your Game with an IAHCSMM Fellowship
Episode 15 of Process This, features guest speakers Julie Williamson, IAHCSMM’s Communications Director, and IAHCSMM Education Director, Natalie Lind. Williamson and Lind discuss what it takes to be an IAHCSMM Fellow in Sterile Processing and why being a Fellow would be beneficial to your career and
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05/01/2020
Exploring the AAMI Standards
In this episode of Process This, IAHCSMM’s Clinical Educator, Susan Klacik joins us to talk about AAMI and her representation of Sterile Processing community in the standards writing process. She will also be breaking down and addressing the detailed, inner workings of those standards and their rela
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04/15/2020
A Better Understanding of Steam and Water Quality
Water is one of the most critical components used for cleaning and processing instrumentation, yet many facilities have never tested their steam and do nothing to condition the water for use in sterile processing. Join IAHCSMM as we sit down and talk to Dr. Jonathan Wilder - an expert in water quali
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04/01/2020
The Ins and Outs of Unique Device Identification (UDI)
Episode 12 of Process This features guest speaker Jean Sargent. In light of the current situation, we're discussing COVID-19 and other viruses and diseases commonly found. Join us to review articles on leak testing and infection prevention, and sit down with Jean Sargent to discuss the ins and outs
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03/15/2020
Managing Change in Sterile Processing
In this episode of Process This, we’ll talk about a helpful tool that you can access from the IAHCSMM website, discuss articles in the IAHCSMM Process publication and chat with Natalie Lind, IAHCSMM Education Director, about managing change in sterile processing. Earn a certificate of completion wor
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03/01/2020
In the Face of a Disaster
This is the 10th episode of Process This. Episode 10 discusses the hot topic Coronavirus, answering questions and applying what we know to Sterile Processing. Our featured guest, Jo Wood, shares her experiences and lessons learned in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. Earn a cert
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02/14/2020
Getting to Know Your Infection Preventionist
Join IAHCSMM for episode nine of Process This to discuss a new way to look at staffing issues in sterile processing. Jill Holdsworth, an Infection Preventionist at Emory University Hospital, shares some of her insight and experiences as an Infection Preventionist, talking about the importance of bui
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01/31/2020
A Conversation with the ECRI Institute
Episode eight of Process This features Gail Horvath and Scott Lucas, ECRI Institute. Join IAHCSMM to discuss new FDA recommendations of duodenoscopes, the value of research on inspection and cleaning processes, and to learn how the ECRI Institute acts as a consumer report for the healthcare industry
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01/15/2020
Process This Episode #7
Episode seven of Process This features Walt Deacon, President of Thermo Diagnostics Company. Join us to take a deep dive into the many uses of water: cleaning, sanitizing, sterilizing, and cleaning up after ourselves. Earn a certificate of completion worth 0.5 CE at the end of the presentation by fi
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01/01/2020
Process This Episode #6
Episode six of Process This features IAHCSMM's President, Tony Thurmond, and Rose Seavey of Seavey Healthcare Consulting. Thurmond and Seavey discuss process improvements for Point of Use Care, and how we all need to work together to make sure that processes are implemented correctly, and enforced a
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12/15/2019
Process This Episode #5
Our fifth episode of Process This features one of IAHCSMM's Clinical Educators, Susan Klacik! Susan is here to discuss AAMI standards and AORN guidelines, and how we can use these tools to improve processes and elevate our practice in sterile processing. Earn a certificate of completion worth 0.5 CE
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12/01/2019
Process This Episode #4
Our fourth episode of Process This features IAHCSMM's own, Natalie Lind! Lind is the Education Director of IAHCSMM, here to discuss onboarding within the Sterile Processing department, and how we can each play a role in making the process smooth for all involved. Earn a certificate of completion wor
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11/15/2019
Process This Episode #3
Welcome to the third episode of Process This. Damien Berg, Immediate Past President of IAHCSMM, and Christine Denis, President of the World Federation of Hospital Sterilisation Sciences (WFHSS), discuss sterile processing on a global scale, and what similar challenges we all have. Earn a certificate
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11/01/2019
Process This Episode #2
Welcome to the second episode of Process This. We're looking forward to discussing sterile processing from an accreditation point of view with Sylvia Garcia-Houchins of The Joint Commission. Also joining us is the AORN Editor-in-Chief of the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, discussing new guid
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