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Best Cbspd podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Cbspd podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Even though their tools and equipment touch nearly every surgical patient in the world, how much do you really know about the people, processes, and products used in the Sterile Processing industry? Beyond Clean offers a creative look into the inner workings of a healthcare industry surrounded by challenges, disrupted by change, and committed to getting it right -- every instrument, every time. The team at Beyond Clean will bring on some of the biggest names in surgical instrument reprocessi ...
 
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It's the end of your shift, you've inspected and prepared what felt like thousands of tiny screws in an orthopedic tray. You grab the caddy, stand up, catch your foot on the anti-fatigue mat and the moment every tech dreads happens to you- the screw caddy falls and the screws are sent flying across the room... Orthopedic screw caddies are commonly …
 
In 2011, Christina Fast, an internationally certified Sterile Processing Educator, volunteered on the Africa Mercy—the world’s largest floating hospital. While docked in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Christina visited the sterile processing department of a local healthcare facility where she witnessed health care workers responsible for reprocessing surg…
 
If you’ve ever been a new hire in the sterile processing department, this week’s Beyond Clean podcast interview may bring back some, we’ll just say interesting, memories. We’re talking about the onboarding process and setting sterile processing professionals up for success from day one. Our guest, William Bryant, discusses the topic of getting onbo…
 
Two words: Shift wars. Each shift in a hospital department is riddled with interpersonal dynamics but the interplay between shifts is a topic we are finally shining a well-deserved light on. It's something that is a reality for many healthcare professionals and on this week's episode of Beyond Clean, we talk to 2nd shift Sterile Processing leader, …
 
You wake up this morning, grab your cup of coffee and head into work. You get there to greet a new department- one that you have very little familiarity with- the Sterile Processing Department. You have a couple of days to observe the state of affairs and then congratulations the department is yours to manage! What would your strategy be? How would…
 
As healthcare professionals, we go to great lengths to make sure that our Operating Rooms are safe and that the sterility of medical devices is maintained to prevent harm to patients. What if, after all that effort, the culprit for spreading illness is actually your HVAC system? A potential breeding ground for biological growth, mold and mildew, th…
 
On October 1, 2017 a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers on Route 91 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 10 minutes later the deadliest mass shooting in US history had transpired within the blink of an eye. Little did this week's podcast guest know that the training he pursued in the military and surgical services would set him up for success finding o…
 
It stands a little over five feet tall, increases sterilization efficiencies and saves time and money. Yes, it could be your new best friend- it’s the SteriCUBE and on this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we talk to Michele Mauzerall, CEO and Managing Partner at PMBS, LLC and Progressive Sterilization, LLC about the bene…
 
When a problem strikes in Sterile Processing or the Operating Room that puts a patient at risk, the knee jerk reaction is to what? To fire the person responsible. In this first episode of Season 7 we talk with a mathematics major on a full scholarship-turned-Sterile Processing leader about the cultural shift that needs to happen in order to make la…
 
Regulators want it, healthcare facilities want it, medical device manufacturers want it...what if surgical instrument validation was actually geared toward a specific standard protocol? This re-released Season 1 episode features one of the biggest names in sterile processing, Ralph Basile, who talks with Justin Poulin, Michael Matthews and Hank Bal…
 
Surgical instrument repair questions are such an important part of everything that we do as sterile processing professionals. David Anbari joins us to talk about preventative maintenance, accessibility and the mobile aspect of third party repair services. Who are the people repairing instrumentation and what's the difference between third party rep…
 
Picture this: your hospital has access to a magic button that would reduce SPD volume by up to 100 trays per week and reduce tray sizes by over 35%. Sound too good to be true? On this release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we talk to David Rowe and Dr. Martyn Knowles from Operative Flow Technologies. OpFlow, a data driven product focu…
 
Surgical Services is a production-based system that relies heavily on the work done in Sterile Processing. This re-released Season 1 episode features David Taylor, President of the Resolute Advisory Group, LLC. David’s particular area of specialty lies in the operational improvement of Surgical Services and Central Sterile/Sterile Processing Depart…
 
How do you and your department put yourselves on the map in your hospital, especially if you don't come from a business administration background? This week's Beyond Clean re-release features René Vis, Product Manager at Steelco Benelux B.V. who begins by talking about business training for sterile processing leaders. He then dives into the topic o…
 
This week's throwback episode of Beyond Clean gives listeners a look inside the process of gaining 510k approval and building a quality system that includes a risk analysis component. While there can be great pressure to cut corners in sterile processing in order to meet demand, Shawn Flynn , Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Medical Device Inventor, e…
 
On this inaugural episode of Beyond Clean from 2017, we interviewed Michael Matthews, who was then the Manager of Central Sterile at Baptist Health in Arkansas. Mike was a rising star in the Sterile Processing industry, who had taken a particular interest in regards to compensation and education requirements for front-line technicians. As most of y…
 
As sterile processing professionals, we crave challenging and meaningful work- why else would we be doing this? We want to learn, grow and contribute to our departments and healthcare facilities and connecting with other professionals plays a critical role in being able to do just that! In this episode we talk with Lindsay Brown to discuss the ways…
 
If someone were to tell you that all of the activity involved in instrument reprocessing, preparation for a case, case setup and case breakdown was driven by a large percentage of waste, what would you say? More importantly, what would you do about it? Leveraging data in healthcare is one of the most efficient ways to perpetuate improvement and cha…
 
In healthcare, one of the best ways to be compliant is to be confidently compliant. Compliance with The Joint Commission's standards on infection control can be difficult to navigate and in this release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we talk to Eric Einwalter, Sr. Product Manager, High Level Disinfection for CIVCO Medical Solutions, t…
 
Ultrasound probes are used in almost every department in healthcare today and reprocessing breeches have led to safety alerts issued by The Joint Commission in recent years. This week we sit down with Emily Smith, Clinical Marketing Specialist with CIVCO Medical Solutions, to discuss tangible solutions to the issues surrounding the reprocessing of …
 
What if the one thing standing between an endoscope and a safe outcome is the acknowledgement that antibiotics have been involved in one of the deadliest cover-ups on earth? It’s no secret that flexible endoscopes pose a safety risk. In fact, mishandled flexible endoscopes have been identified in ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2019 and…
 
On the coast of Africa, standing on the deck of a Mercy Ship hospital, one individual looked out on the horizon as thousands of people lined up to receive medical care. It was a transformative moment; A moment that would be the genesis for the creation of the Safe Surgery Initiative (SSI). This week we sit down and talk with Keith Miles, Executive …
 
In Sterile Processing departments surrounded on all sides by stainless steel, color tends to jump out at us. Whether it's a green handle on an insertion device, a red knee trial, or purple implant plating system, it's not uncommon to see little splashes of color in a number of different instrument trays. On this episode of Beyond Clean, we sit down…
 
With the medical device world around us changing on a daily basis, why shouldn't we expect our Sterile Processing staffing technologies to change with it? On Episode 2, Season 6 of Beyond Clean, we talk with Brian Reed about predictive staffing in CS/SPD and discuss how data can be leveraged to make staffing decisions for your department that are m…
 
On this week's episode, Bob goes into more detail regarding the importance of collaboration with instrument manufacturers and repair specialists in developing high quality inspection programs in your Sterile Processing department. Tune in for insight and encouragement to #WorkTogetherForChange. #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click …
 
How many of your departments have an Instrument Coordinator position? How many of you want one? And how many of you have no idea what we're talking about? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank makes an argument for creating a role on your Sterile Processing team whose primary focus is all things surgical instrument related. Buying, sourcing, stan…
 
They show up at your department with clipboard in hand, taking notes as they walk through your processes, and ask a ton of questions. Who are they and what are they doing? On this Season 6 kickoff episode of Beyond Clean, we talk with David Taylor about the world of hospital consulting, zeroing in on those unique souls who call themselves Sterile P…
 
On this week's episode, Bob discusses the vital important of surgical instrument inspection during the assembly process in Sterile Processing and highlights important steps to keep in mind during this stage in the reprocessing workflow. Tune in to start #InspectingBetter today. #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click To Subscribe on Y…
 
Here we go again, on another one of those "but there's no rule that says I have to!" On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about the common sense reasons you should be testing the sharpness of your scissors, every tray, every time. This isn't about being compliant, it's about being smart -- and being safe. After all, which one of us wants t…
 
If there were one tool that defined the role of a decontamination technician it would most likely be the surgical instrument cleaning brush. These unassuming weapons of mass microbial destruction are some of the most important tools in your Sterile Processing department, but they can easily be overlooked when it comes to creating policies, procedur…
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob zeroes in on the power and importance of checklists when dealing with your instrument washing process. The airline industry uses checklists all the time to ensure safety for their pilots, equipment, and passengers -- there's no reason Sterile Processing couldn't do the same. Tune in to hear why Bob is …
 
Is your instrument tracking system being used for nothing more than an expensive count sheet printer? Well, you're not alone! On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about a staffing position that you can create in your Sterile Processing department that can help you get the most out of your big (!) investment in tracking technology. It's a j…
 
You've probably heard about enzymes before but what exactly are they and why do they matter to the decontamination and cleaning of medical devices? Are all enzymes created equal? Are more enzymes always better? On this episode of Beyond Clean, we continue the conversation with Peggy Spitzer, Clinical Education & Technical Support at Certol internat…
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob lifts the lid off a controversial topic -- lubrication cycles in your washer disinfector. How much lubricant is being added? How many instruments is it being applied to? Which instruments shouldn't be lubricated at all? Tune in to hear why your current lubrication practice may be a waste in more ways t…
 
How often are you cleaning your steam autoclave chambers? How often should you be? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about a common misconception regarding this important aspect of equipment maintenance -- and gives you the leverage you need to ensure you have the staff to make it happen. #CleanThoseChambers #FightingDirty #HankBalch #B…
 
Have you ever looked around your Sterile Processing department and counted all the chemicals around you? Detergents, disinfectants, sterilants, and every other mixture under the sun -- all of them a potential risk to you! On this episode of Beyond Clean, we sat down with Peggy Spitzer, Clinical Education & Technical Support at Certol International,…
 
On this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Mike and Hank went live with special guest Jake McHugh to talk about his creation of @SterileProcessingMemes, and the impact of social media on Sterile Processing industry networking and vendors. Tune in for this fun conversation! (Originally aired on Facebook Live, July 26th, 2019). #BeyondTheHeadlines #Mik…
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob gives an introduction to the washer disinfector stage of the decontamination process, focusing on impingement, preventative maintenance, and descaling. Tune in to hear how all these things work together to help your team #GetItClean. #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click To Subscribe on…
 
What are your thoughts about wrist watches in a Sterile Processing department? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about one aspect of the controversial debate around jewelry in SPD. Tune in to #FightTheFomite. #FightingDirty #HankBalch #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click To Subscribe on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or Spotify or …
 
AR, VR, and a whole lot more technology is coming soon to a Sterile Processing department near you! On this episode of Beyond Clean, we brought on the Inverness Disruptor himself, Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski to discuss augmented reality, virtual reality, and a host of applications for related technology that could make our Sterile Processing dep…
 
On this episode, Mike and Hank went live with Beyond the Headlines and special guest Shawn Flynn to talk about PPE risks, the off-site reprocessing market, Sterile Processing compensation and much more. Tune in for the fun! (Originally aired on Facebook Live, July 18th, 2019). #BeyondTheHeadlines #MikeMatthews #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click To S…
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob continues his discussion on the importance of ultrasonic cleaning in the decontamination process, and focuses in on the need to load this equipment appropriately. Tune in to hear why your department shouldn't be processing certain instruments without it! #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ …
 
Backup surgical instrument inventories can make or break your Sterile Processing department. A poorly designed or incomplete backup wall can create tremendous inefficiency and frustration for your team. A great backup wall and replenishment process can help to hardwire complete tray assembly and take mere seconds to find an instrument instead of ca…
 
How would you feel if one of your surgeons came down into your Sterile Processing department and it changed their mind about expectations, challenges, and opportunity for improvement for your team? On this throw-back episode from Season 1 (with new CE-approval!) we talked to Dr. Peter Nichol, Pediatric Surgeon at the University of Wisconsin Health …
 
On this episode, Mike and Hank went live with Beyond the Headlines to talk about surgical instrument lawsuits and the true costs of poor quality. #BeyondTheHeadlines #MikeMatthews #BeyondClean #WeFightDirty™ Click To Subscribe on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or Spotify or Visit Our Website
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob starts bursting some bubbles by focusing on the importance of ultrasonic cleaning in the decontamination process. Tune in to hear about how ultrasonication works, tips to consider when using this equipment, and why you should never let Bob operate your personal dishwasher! #RealTalk #BobMarrs #BeyondCl…
 
So much of what we do in the decontamination area depends on time. But how equipped are your frontline technicians to correctly and compliantly process when each second counts? Do they have the timing tools they need for each stage of the dirty side? On this episode of Fighting Dirty, Hank talks about why you can't trust your internal clock and the…
 
What makes a great Medical Device Sales representative and why are they such a critical part of improving Sterile Processing quality? On this episode of the Beyond Clean podcast, we sat down with Nick Williams, an independent business consultant in the United Kingdom, and formerly Group Managing Director of Olympus KeyMed, to discuss the good, the …
 
On this episode of Beyond the Headlines, Mike and Bob talk about potential causes to surgery cancelations in a Canadian hospital. They focus on why Sterile Processing leaders should be equipped to have difficult conversations in the name of patient safety, how to empower frontline staff to "stop the line," and the importance of regular quality audi…
 
On this episode of Real Talk w/ Bob Marrs, Bob zeros in on precleaning, manual cleaning and the importance of three-bay sinks for compliant manual washing in Sterile Processing. Tune in to hear about some of the misinformation going on out there with regards to precleaning, and learn why each sink basin in your decontam has a different purpose! #Re…
 
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