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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Process This! Episode 54: Process Changes & Process Failures
01/03/2022
Process This! Episode 54: Process Changes & Process Failures
Episode 54 features our popular “What's on My Mind” segment where host Jon Wood discusses process changes and how those changes affect process failures. The holiday movie, Home Alone, serves as an example of how easily modified processes can fail and create unintended events. This episode also inclu
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Process This! Episode 53: American Journal of Infection Control Article Review
12/15/2021
Process This! Episode 53: American Journal of Infection Control Article Review
In Episode 53, host Jon Wood explores new research published in AJIC that suggests instrument processing professionals may be exposed to tissue, blood and patient fluids despite the use of personal protective equipment. The data was captured by Ofstead & Associates during the first real-world evalua
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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
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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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