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Beyond Clean Podcast

May 28, 2019

'The Joint Commission has arrived.' Five words that can cause even the most confident of Sterile Processing leader and frontline technician a mild anxiety attack. Is all of our documentation up to date? Have we checked every employee off on their ultrasonic competencies? Will they find any technicians using...


May 20, 2019

Have you ever been asked to reprocess an implant device that had been removed from a patient? Chances are high that you have encountered this scenario at least once in your Sterile Processing career, but to date, there has been very little written or discussed on the topic. How can you ensure the device can be...


May 13, 2019

In an industry defined by our standards, recommendations, and guidelines, there are still many misunderstanding related to how these documents can and should impact compliant reprocessing of medical devices in our hospitals. On this week's episode of the Beyond Clean podcast, we talk to Chuck Hughes, the new...


May 6, 2019

How much do you know about the history of ethylene oxide and the formative role it has played in modern medical device sterilization? For older generations of Sterile Processing professionals, images of large tanks and extended aeration times may come to mind. For younger generations of technicians, EtO technology may...