Process This Episode 52: News, Views and Reviews
12/01/2021
Process This Episode 52: News, Views and Reviews
In Episode 52, host Jon Wood updates us on IAHCSMM Association news and also reviews information about opportunities available to our members. This episode also brings back "Mailbox Mania" to dive into the latest issue of PROCESS magazine. The fan-favorite "What's On My Mind" segment also addresses
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Process This Episode 51: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Uncharted Transport
11/12/2021
Process This Episode 51: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Uncharted Transport
Episode 51 is the final segment of the Last 100 Yards series and covers the oft-overlooked topic of external transport (this team of experts found a surprisingly limited set of standards and guidance when it came to moving trays between outside sources). Proposed general guidelines for optimal stora
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Process This Episode 50: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Questionable Practices
11/01/2021
Process This Episode 50: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Questionable Practices
In Episode 50, our packaging experts explore questionable Sterile Processing practices. They search for clarity on packaged medical device drops resulting in pinholes and instrument damage; risk of UV light use; and who could be considered a trained-eye inspector. Challenges with SP staff storage is
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Process This Episode 49: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Event Related Sterility
10/15/2021
Process This Episode 49: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Event Related Sterility
In Episode 49, the KiiP Committee discusses event-related contamination of sterile packaging. The experts take into consideration specific events that would compromise the integrity of the package shelf life. They also address transport and handling and the more complex processes of facility cleanin
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Process This Episode 48: Polish Your Professional Sterile Processing Image
09/30/2021
Process This Episode 48: Polish Your Professional Sterile Processing Image
In Episode 48, featured guest Rebecca Kinney discusses her personal Sterile Processing journey as well as all things "image." Her fresh perspectives on showing up for work "in person" by offering solutions instead of negativity—and how demonstrating respect can positively reflect back to how others
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Process This Episode 47: Thoughts, Answers and Snappy Banter
09/15/2021
Process This Episode 47: Thoughts, Answers and Snappy Banter
With Episode 47, host Jon Wood gives us a glimpse into the deep recesses of his brilliant mind.Jon discusses frequently asked (but not often answered) questions that come across his desk from time to time. These questions range from retaining of sterilization records to the use of water bottles in S
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Process This Episode 46: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: What is Packaging?
08/31/2021
Process This Episode 46: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: What is Packaging?
In Episode 46, we continue our deep dive into packaging, from numerous angles. Our panel discusses what packaging is, how it protects the product, and how to keep it uncontaminated and effective for the user. The panel also addresses materials, design, handling, product track and potential repetitiv
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Process This Episode 45: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Surveys & Solutions
08/15/2021
Process This Episode 45: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: Surveys & Solutions
In Episode 45, the KiiP Committee continues the conversation on all aspects of packaging, with a focus on the many surveys developed by the committee to gather critical information from SP professionals, packaging engineers, and professional healthcare organizations. Through these surveys, the commi
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Process This Episode 44: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: An Introduction
07/29/2021
Process This Episode 44: 360 Degrees of Packaging Perspective: An Introduction
In Episode 44, we introduce the KiiP Committee individual members and their creation, the Last 100 Yards. This extremely passionate and diverse group shares their thoughts on Sterile Processing packaging terminology, design, event-related sterility, and transport in this podcast series hosted by Jon
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Process This Episode 43: Communications in Sterile Processing
07/15/2021
Process This Episode 43: Communications in Sterile Processing
In Episode 43, featured guest Monique Jelks shares her insights about communications in Sterile Processing (SP)and how to maintain focus on the most important factor, the patient. She speaks about keeping communications open between OR leadership and SP to reduce the possibility of error and maintai
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Process This Episode 42: Getting to Know IAHCSMM’s President-Elect, Marjorie Wall
06/30/2021
Process This Episode 42: Getting to Know IAHCSMM’s President-Elect, Marjorie Wall
In Episode 42, we get to know more about IAHCSMM President-Elect Marjorie Wall. She tells us about her role in Sterile Processing and where her “happy place” is found. While sharing a variety of stories with host Jon Wood, Wall takes us on a journey of her career path—from early beginnings to leader
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Process This Episode 41: The IAHCSMM Name Change: A Panel Discussion
06/15/2021
Process This Episode 41: The IAHCSMM Name Change: A Panel Discussion
In this very special episode, a panel of IAHCSMM experts discusses the Association’s proposed name change to the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association. Host Jon Wood questions the guest panel on topics brought up by the IAHCSMM membership. Included in these topics are the reasons for a simpler y
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Process This Episode 40: Leak Testing Tips and Trials
06/01/2021
Process This Episode 40: Leak Testing Tips and Trials
In Episode 40, featured guest Seth Hendee shares his insights on leak testing by breaking down the processes, both manual and mechanical, as well as wet versus dry. Host Jon Wood questions Seth regarding the challenges of properly performing leak tests and the consequences of being out of compliance
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Process This Episode 39: Opening the  Books on  IAHCSMM  Chapters
05/15/2021
Process This Episode 39: Opening the Books on IAHCSMM Chapters
In Episode 39, featured guest Casey Czarnowski shares his insights and advice on making the most of IAHCSMM chapter membership and participation. He explains the benefits of being part of a local chapter, including the fellowship, idea exchange, continuing education, and networking, and dissects the
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Process This Episode 38: High-Level Disinfection
04/28/2021
Process This Episode 38: High-Level Disinfection
In Episode 38, featured guest Betty McGinty covers the topic of high-level disinfection (HLD) in Sterile Processing, while also sharing details about her fascinating career path. She discusses the various instruments that require HLD and the challenges of education and understanding the processing m
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Process This Episode 37: The Challenges of Loaned Instrumentation
04/15/2021
Process This Episode 37: The Challenges of Loaned Instrumentation
In Episode 37, our featured guest, Tami Heacock, covers the challenges of education and communication in the coordination and reprocessing of loaned instruments. Tami explains the loaned instrument processes, timing, and tracking—and addresses what "ready to process" means and who is ultimately acco
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Process This Episode 36: More Than Just a Job—Your Sterile Processing Career
03/29/2021
Process This Episode 36: More Than Just a Job—Your Sterile Processing Career
In Episode 36, featured guest Sarah B. Cruz, CSPDT, CRCST, Quality Education Program Development Coordinator, Central Sterile, talks about career mentality and professional development in Sterile Processing. This includes pivoting in your soft skill development and dispelling the expectation that pr
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Process This Episode 35: COVID-19 Vaccines  Fact & Fiction
03/15/2021
Process This Episode 35: COVID-19 Vaccines Fact & Fiction
In Episode 35, featured guest Jill Holdsworth, Manager of Infection Prevention at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Ga., helps separate fact from fiction regarding COVID-19 vaccines. During the discussion, she addresses the question of whether the non-patient-facing Sterile Processing pr
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Process This Episode 34: The Q&As of QMS
03/01/2021
Process This Episode 34: The Q&As of QMS
In episode 34, featured guest Damien Berg has all the answers regarding quality management systems (QMS) and their valuable place in the Sterile Processing (SP) environment. Berg provides an overview of the key elements of QMS, explains how QMS creation and implementation benefits an SP department,
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Process This Episode 33: Human Resources: Tips, Benefits  & Resolution
02/15/2021
Process This Episode 33: Human Resources: Tips, Benefits & Resolution
In episode 33, featured guest April Ulrich discusses Human Resources (HR) and its impact on the Sterile Processing professional. She addresses key aspects and benefits of HR and the discipline’s important role for a healthcare organization. She also shares useful tips for successfully applying for a
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Process This Episode 32: The Challenges of AORN Guideline Development
02/01/2021
Process This Episode 32: The Challenges of AORN Guideline Development
In episode 32, featured guest Erin Kyle discusses the intricate, evidence-based process of developing guidelines for AORN. She also explains the differences between AAMI standards and AORN Guidelines as well as the importance of aligning the content within both documents. She elaborates on the chall
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Process This Episode 31: Validation and Verification
01/15/2021
Process This Episode 31: Validation and Verification
In episode 31, our featured guest, Alpa Patel, BS, RM discusses the months-long processes of validation and verification on a variety of equipment – as well as the types of devices that her organization reviews addresses  She walks us through the testing procedures from IFU evaluation to a simulated
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Process This Episode 30: 2020, A Year in Review, Part 2
01/01/2021
Process This Episode 30: 2020, A Year in Review, Part 2
Episode 30 continues our recap of 2020, with an in-depth interview with IAHCSMM President Brian Reynolds who speaks about the impact of the pandemic, how Sterile Processing moved through the trying times, and how the profession has really stepped up in some big and, perhaps, unexpected ways. He also
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Process This Episode 29: 2020, A Year in Review, Part 1
12/15/2020
Process This Episode 29: 2020, A Year in Review, Part 1
Episode 29 finds our host Jon Wood taking a look back at 2020: the highs and the lows, challenges and change in our podcasts, and our lives. He provides quick critiques of each of the Process This episodes that were broadcasted this past year – and their relevance and connection to what was happenin
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