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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Process This! Episode 87: Insulation Testing and Patient Safety
06/14/2023
Process This! Episode 87: Insulation Testing and Patient Safety
In episode 87, host Jon Wood speaks with Healthmark Senior Clinical Education Specialist Cheron Rojo about his newest study on insulation testing and patient safety. Rojo reviews insulation testers capabilities, features and challenges, and addresses how technique and common damage identification—su
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Process This! Episode 86: The Science Behind Cleaning in Sterile Processing
05/31/2023
Process This! Episode 86: The Science Behind Cleaning in Sterile Processing
In episode 86, host Jon Wood speaks with Case Medical Clinical Manager Dewey Barker about the important science behind cleaning in Sterile Processing. Barker explores soil, bioburden and invisible microbial contaminants when relating to their removal from instrument surfaces, without harming devices
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Process This! Episode 85: Single-Use Versus Reusable Endoscopes
05/15/2023
Process This! Episode 85: Single-Use Versus Reusable Endoscopes
In episode 85, our host speaks with AORN’s Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist, Amber Wood, about the pros and cons of single-use and reusable endoscopes. The scopes’ safety margins are discussed, along with FDA requirements and the latest safety reports and alerts. Decision-making support team
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Process This! Episode 84:   9th Edition Technical Manual Updates
05/01/2023
Process This! Episode 84: 9th Edition Technical Manual Updates
In episode 84, host and clinical educator Jon Wood speaks with HSPA Director of Education Natalie Lind about the newly updated ninth edition HSPA Sterile Processing Technical Manual. Lind discusses what led to the textbook revision and explains how standards, Sterile Processing-related questions fro
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Process This! Episode 83:   Keeping Cool With Decontamination PPE
04/17/2023
Process This! Episode 83: Keeping Cool With Decontamination PPE
In episode 83, host and clinical educator Jon Wood speaks with the Sterile Processing team from Lebanon VA Medical Center about their unique and creative methods for maintaining comfortable decontamination PPE. Wood also explores the costs and safety aspects of this "cool solution" with SP Chief Ric
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Process This! Episode 82:   Instrument Design and the Frustration of Conflicting IFUs
03/31/2023
Process This! Episode 82: Instrument Design and the Frustration of Conflicting IFUs
In episode 82, host and clinical educator Jon Wood speaks with America's MedSource Inc.'s President and Owner, James Schneiter, about the benefits of instrument design and redesign for the benefit of patient care. He also addresses confusing and conflicting instructions for use (IFU) and the frustra
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Process This! Episode 81:  Sterile Processing From A Surgeon’s Perspective
03/14/2023
Process This! Episode 81: Sterile Processing From A Surgeon’s Perspective
In episode 81, host Jon Wood speaks with surgeon Dr. M. Gerard-Paul Slobogean about the critical relationship between orthopedic trauma surgery and Sterile Processing. Specifically, Slobogean addresses how interruptions and delays resulting from improperly prepared instrument trays or contaminated i
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Process This! Episode 80:  The Sterile Processing Connection with AORN
03/01/2023
Process This! Episode 80: The Sterile Processing Connection with AORN
In episode 80, host Jon Wood speaks with AORN Journal's clinical editor and guest, Susan Ober, about her responsibilities with the publication and how a CRCST designation broadens her knowledge base. Ober also discusses how she incorporates her knowledge of sterile processing in her ever-challenging
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