Process This! Episode 78:  A Random Look at IFU: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
01/03/2023
Process This! Episode 78: A Random Look at IFU: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In episode 78, host Jon Wood reviews a random selection of instructions for use (IFU) and discusses some of the challenges and solutions to making IFU less confusing and more readily understood.Earn CE Now
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Process This! Episode 77:  Errors, Problems & Solutions in Sterile Processing
12/14/2022
Process This! Episode 77: Errors, Problems & Solutions in Sterile Processing
In episode 77, host Jon Wood reviews articles dealing with common errors in surgical instrument reprocessing including productivity management, consolidating sterilization responsibilities, and following manufacturers processing recommendations. Wood also covers effective resource management, pretre
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Process This! Episode 76:  Communication Skills & Sterile Processing
11/30/2022
Process This! Episode 76: Communication Skills & Sterile Processing
In episode 76, host Jon Wood discusses what constitutes effective and ineffective communication and explores ways Sterile Processing professionals can improve on those skills. Additionally, he explores the impact of communication on decision-making, scheduling, interdepartmental and interdisciplinar
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Process This! Episode 75:  The Hows and Whys of AAMI Standards & AORN Guidelines For Flexible Endoscopes
11/14/2022
Process This! Episode 75: The Hows and Whys of AAMI Standards & AORN Guidelines For Flexible Endoscopes
In episode 75, our guest, Amber Wood, and host Jon Wood discuss the differences between AORN and AAMI recommendations. Amber explores the benefits of AORN’s systematic approach to guideline development, including database research and the lengthy process and detailed experts needed to review and upd
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Process This! Episode 74:  Emergency Preparedness in Sterile Processing
11/01/2022
Process This! Episode 74: Emergency Preparedness in Sterile Processing
In episode 74, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood discusses disaster preparedness and the importance of a well-rehearsed, coordinated response to an unexpected incident—and its importance to the heath and security of our communities. Wood also shares his thoughts on a recent television series
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Process This! Episode 73:  Kerrison Rongeurs: Types, Cleaning, Inspection & Testing
10/16/2022
Process This! Episode 73: Kerrison Rongeurs: Types, Cleaning, Inspection & Testing
In episode 73, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood reviews the cover story, “Kerrison Rongeurs: Different Types, How They Are Used & How to Clean, Inspect & Test,” from the September/October 2022 issue of PROCESS. He also addresses the challenges associated with cleaning Kerrison rongeurs such
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Process This! Episode 72:  The Q’s and A’s on Peel Packages & an AJIC Article Review
10/02/2022
Process This! Episode 72: The Q’s and A’s on Peel Packages & an AJIC Article Review
In episode 72, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood brings back one of his favorite segments, What's On My Mind where Wood answers often asked questions regarding peel packages. Also in this podcast is a review of AJIC article regarding COVID-related experiences with methylene blue. Earn a cert
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Process This! Episode 71: Tools for Continuous Quality Improvement in Sterile Processing
09/15/2022
Process This! Episode 71: Tools for Continuous Quality Improvement in Sterile Processing
In episode 71, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood spotlights the Fellowship paper written by Ebow Holbrook-Smith, which addresses the role of education and standard work in creating sustainable quality. The standardization process and its benefits to organizations (enhanced safety, compatibili
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Process This! Episode 70: Developing an In-House Instrument Repair Facility
09/01/2022
Process This! Episode 70: Developing an In-House Instrument Repair Facility
In episode 70, host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood reviews the Fellowship research paper authored by Tony Thurmond. The paper covers what was involved in the facility’s development of an in-house instrument repair department, the pros and cons of using original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to
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Process This! Episode 69: Centralizing High-Level Disinfection Activities
08/15/2022
Process This! Episode 69: Centralizing High-Level Disinfection Activities
In episode 69, host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood reviews the Fellowship paper written by Brenda (Jan) Prudent. The paper follows a regional trauma hospital's journey of centralizing the SPD’s broken high-level disinfection process just one month before a Joint Commission regulatory audit. Ste
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Process This! Episode 68: What to do About Explanted Medical Devices
08/01/2022
Process This! Episode 68: What to do About Explanted Medical Devices
In episode 68, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood talks about all things explants. Wood explains the complications involved when handling explanted medical devices as well as who should be part of the interdisciplinary team to determine the proper procedures. Since guidelines are rare and vagu
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Process This! Episode 67: The Hows and Whys of Leadership in Sterile Processing
07/15/2022
Process This! Episode 67: The Hows and Whys of Leadership in Sterile Processing
In episode 67, HSPA clinical educator and host Jon Wood explores leadership topics in Sterile Processing. He encourages SP professionals’ to gain a better understanding of how and why leaders make certain decisions—and also how those decisions benefit the department. Additionally, Wood reviews leade
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Process This! Episode 66: Further Sterile Processing Issues in Mainstream Media
07/01/2022
Process This! Episode 66: Further Sterile Processing Issues in Mainstream Media
In episode 66, host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood continues his discussion of SP-related news stories that have made it into the mainstream media and the powerful ways SP professionals can learn from these issues. Two key topics include improperly cleaned, missing or incomplete instrument sets
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Process This! Episode 65: Issues in Sterile Processing That Have Gone Public
06/15/2022
Process This! Episode 65: Issues in Sterile Processing That Have Gone Public
In episode 65, host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood discusses mainstream media, news stories related to Sterile Processing (SP), and the powerful ways SP professionals can learn from these issues. Two key topics addressed by Wood include water quality issues and the risks of electrothermal inju
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Process This! Episode 64: Instructions for Use in Sterile Processing and Bass Boats
06/01/2022
Process This! Episode 64: Instructions for Use in Sterile Processing and Bass Boats
In episode 64, host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood cleverly compares and contrasts instructions for use (IFU) for sterile processing and bass boats and discusses how key information allows products to be used properly and as intended. He also stresses the importance of creating a process and pr
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Process This! Episode 63: Stepping Stones Into Sterile Processing
05/16/2022
Process This! Episode 63: Stepping Stones Into Sterile Processing
In episode 63, guests Sarah Cruz and Casey Czarnowski discuss entry-level pathways for a career in Sterile Processing (SP). The two will define “entry-level” and address preconceived notions or negative connotations associated with entry-level positions, as well as some of the expectations and caree
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Process This! Episode 62: Jumping Back in Time With Sterile Processing
05/02/2022
Process This! Episode 62: Jumping Back in Time With Sterile Processing
In episode 62, our host and HSPA clinical educator Jon Wood turns back the clock 10 years to see how far we have come in Sterile Processing(SP). Pulling articles from our association’s formerly-named Communiqué magazine, Jon reviews and assesses whether specific topics are still prevalent issues tod
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Process This! Episode 61: FDA MedWatch & Endoscope Reprocessing
04/15/2022
Process This! Episode 61: FDA MedWatch & Endoscope Reprocessing
In episode 61, host and clinical educator Jon Wood discusses recent activity surrounding the FDA medical safety information and adverse event reporting program (MedWatch) for healthcare professionals and patients. He specifically addresses the medical device reports relating to endoscope reprocessin
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Process This! Episode 60: A Detailed Review of AAMI Updated ST91 on Flexible & Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing
04/01/2022
Process This! Episode 60: A Detailed Review of AAMI Updated ST91 on Flexible & Semi-Rigid Endoscope Processing
In episode 60, host and clinical educator Jon Wood discusses the March/April 2022 PROCESS article found in the "Inside Washington" column written by HSPA Clinical Educator, Susan Klacik. Jon reads, reviews, dissects the newly updated standard, and elaborates on the importance of having the standard
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Process This! Episode 59: HSPA Happenings & A Droplet Dispersal Update
03/15/2022
Process This! Episode 59: HSPA Happenings & A Droplet Dispersal Update
In episode 59, host and clinical educator Jon Wood discusses the exciting happenings at HSPA, including the upcoming Board of Directors election, details on the Board positions and candidates, and how (and why) to become an HSPA member. In the "What's On My Mind" segment, Jon discusses a research tr
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Process This! Episode 58: Unpacking OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulation 1910.1030
03/01/2022
Process This! Episode 58: Unpacking OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulation 1910.1030
In episode 58, host Jon Wood dives deep into the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Regulation 1910.1030 standard. He explains the basics of the regulation and why this document/law is so important. Jon also covers details in exposure control plans, methods of compliance, necessary PPE entitlement, and perso
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Process This! Episode 57: Mental Health & Sterile Processing
02/15/2022
Process This! Episode 57: Mental Health & Sterile Processing
In episode 57, host Jon Wood discusses mental illness, mental health myths, and the hidden needs of those with mental health issues. He elaborates on the early signs of possible problems that can challenge positive mental health and makes suggestions on how to cut some of the “noise” in one’s life t
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Process This! Episode 56: Insulated Instrument Inspection & Integrity
02/01/2022
Process This! Episode 56: Insulated Instrument Inspection & Integrity
In episode 56, our featured guest, Cheron Rojo, reviews his HSPA Fellowship paper that addressed inspection and integrity testing of insulated instruments—specifically, the concerns for failure and the new guidelines for testing. He discusses his path to Fellowship and personal reasons for the speci
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Process This! Episode 55: Record Retention & PROCESS Reviews
01/14/2022
Process This! Episode 55: Record Retention & PROCESS Reviews
Episode 55 features our popular “What's on My Mind” segment, with host Jon Wood discussing the importance of record retention and the departmental research needed to assess how long an organization must retain and maintain records—and how to make informed decisions on policy and procedure. Also in t
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