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Beyond Clean Podcast

By Justin Poulin

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 reprocessing and provide commentary on the biggest issues facing Sterile Processing professionals, facilities, administrators, manufacturers, and vendors. Join us every week as we explore the hidden world of one of the most important aspect of safe surgical care. ABOUT THE HOSTS: About Hank Balch Balch currently serves as the President of the South Texas Association of Sterile Processing Services (STASPS) and is the System Director for Sterile Processing at University Health System in San Antonio, TX. His SPD department at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY was named the "2016 CS/SPD Department of the Year" by Healthcare Purchasing news, and he was recently nominated for the 2017 President-Elect of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Balch has published over 80 articles and commentary taking a creative look at CS/SPD issues, and has been printed in Becker’s Hospital Review, AAMI News, Infection Control Today, Healthcare Purchasing News, and The Tuttnauer Blog. About Justin Poulin Justin Poulin is the Vice President of Sales at Green Security LLC, where he overseas Field Sales Operations and GPO/IDN relationships and is a Clinical Operations Executive with Northfield Medical. He has over 20 years in the Medical/Surgical industry both as a Registered Nurse and Regional Vice President with Spectrum Surgical Instruments, a specialty division of Steris Corp which later became Integrated Medical Systems, Inc. He is an active supporter and participant in Regional AHRMM and IAHCSMM chapters and has presented educational programs at both the AORN and IAHCSMM annual national conferences. He is currently the Education Chair for SEPAC, a professional membership organization focusing on the healthcare resource and materials management field and serving the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware areas. Justin has exceptional leadership qualities with management experience in Sales, Clinical, and Field Operations.

  1. 1.
    Sara Freiberg: Flexible Scope Cleaning - Adverse Events & Putting AAMI ST91:2015 Into Practice03/18/2019
    40:47
  2. 2.
    Don Williams: Centralized Processing for Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Clinics03/11/2019
    54:29
  3. 3.
    Mary Ann Drosnock: AAMI Overview, ST91 Update, Flexible Scope Reprocessing03/04/2019
    1:01:38
  4. 4.
    Daniel Taggart: Extreme Sterilization - Remote Casualty Care & the Future of Portable Sterile-Tech02/25/2019
    32:29
  5. 5.
    Michael Diamond: From Small Ideas To Marketable Innovations - A Strategic Approach to Infection Prevention02/18/2019
    31:04
  6. 6.
    Joel Schafer: Autoclave Testing & Validation - The Science of Sterile02/11/2019
    27:36
  7. 7.
    Daniel Coole: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Stainless Steel02/04/2019
    34:19
  8. 8.
    Phil Sayles: Digitalization of Surgical Implant Management01/28/2019
    31:53
  1. 9.
    Andy Petrovich: IFU Challenges, Technology, And Real World Compliance01/21/2019
    32:24
  2. 10.
    Dr. Christine Greene: Debunking the ATP Test and Collaborating for Clean01/14/2019
    34:09
  3. 11.
    Lisa Wakeman: Getting Right to The Point of Use01/07/2019
    47:28
  4. 12.
    Keith Koby: Probing Questions - Disinfection Answers for Ultrasound Probes11/19/2018
    28:13
  5. 13.
    Brandon VanHee: Biofilm - Behind the Scenes and Under the Surface11/12/2018
    29:42
  6. 14.
    Steve Kubler: The Clock is Ticking - Biological Indicator Spotlight11/05/2018
    28:35
  7. 15.
    Moses Chang: RFID - The Changing Landscape of Instrument Tracking10/29/2018
    32:08
  8. 16.
    Jenni Gibbs: Sterile Scopes - The Final Frontier of Endoscope Reprocessing10/22/2018
    32:05
  9. 17.
    Bert Dommerholt: The Battle for Quality Assurance of Rigid Scopes10/15/2018
    27:43
  10. 18.
    Kathy Mazza: The Case for Single-Use Instruments10/08/2018
    30:21
  11. 19.
    Don Tumminelli: The Unknown World of Medical Device Validation10/01/2018
    27:50
  12. 20.
    Season One Finale: A Year of Fighting Dirty08/27/2018
    53:38
  13. 21.
    Wava Truscott: Mighty Microbial Complications - Risks & Root Causes (Part 2)08/20/2018
    26:18
  14. 22.
    Barbara Harmer: Expertise vs Accreditation - Challenges to the Surveying Process (Part 2)08/13/2018
    29:48
  15. 23.
    Wava Truscott: Lint - Patient Enemy Number One08/06/2018
    29:27
  16. 24.
    Barbara Harmer: Surveying the Surveyor, What You Need to Know (Part 1)07/30/2018
    29:07
  17. 25.
    Nancy Chobin: Sterile Processing Certification - The CBSPD Spotlight (Part 2)07/23/2018
    34:54
  18. 26.
    Peggy Spitzer: Enigmatic Enzymes - The Mystery of Clean (Part 2)07/16/2018
    30:17
  19. 27.
    Nancy Chobin: An Industry In Transition - Stories from the Trenches (Part 1)07/09/2018
    36:26
  20. 28.
    Matthew Gudeman: Instrument Quality in an Ocean of Confusion - Design Controls 10107/02/2018
    25:41
  21. 29.
    Peggy Spitzer: Chemical Weapons of Sterile Processing (Part 1)06/25/2018
    36:59
  22. 30.
    Packaging Method Myth Busting: Part Two - Rapid Fire Questions & Closing Statements06/18/2018
    32:26
  23. 31.
    Packaging Method Myth Busting: Part One - Warm Ups & Target Questions06/11/2018
    34:07
  24. 32.
    Harry Mullen: Thinking Critically About The Value Of SPD Credentials (Part 2)06/04/2018
    35:49
  25. 33.
    Harry Mullen: Straight Talk on Sterile Processing Training Programs05/29/2018
    36:15
  26. 34.
    Jonathan Wilder: Fundamentals of Steam Quality (Part 2)05/21/2018
    29:55
  27. 35.
    Jonathan Wilder: The Secret Life of Steam Sterilization (Part 1)05/16/2018
    30:07
  28. 36.
    John Dawoodjee: Online Instrument Purchasing and GPOs05/07/2018
    36:15
  29. 37.
    Kara Nadeau: CSPD Salary Survey & Healthcare Writing04/23/2018
    37:22
  30. 38.
    Adam Okada: Sterile Education App & SPD Training04/16/2018
    31:13
  31. 39.
    Shawn Flynn: Designing a Dream Department04/09/2018
    46:42
  32. 40.
    Lucy Nelson & Alyssa Rowe: Mercy Ships Ministries04/02/2018
    43:21
  33. 41.
    David Hilliker: Chemical Monitoring & Employee Safety03/26/2018
    43:49
  34. 42.
    Jenny Manderino: Joint Commission Accreditation & Survey Preparation03/19/2018
    37:41
  35. 43.
    Robert Edelstein: Custom Surgical Instruments, Cost Savings & Purchasing03/12/2018
    32:57
  36. 44.
    Candidate Spotlight: Brian Reynolds and Tony Thurmond03/05/2018
    44:13
  37. 45.
    Sara Freiberg: Flexible Scope Cleaning, Adverse Events & Putting ST_91 Into Practice02/26/2018
    39:52
  38. 46.
    Nestor Hernandez: Discovering Your Why, Finding Your Voice, and Public Speaking02/19/2018
    47:04
  39. 47.
    Ralph Basile: ISO Certification for SPD Departments & AAMI/ASTM Updates02/12/2018
    36:00
  40. 48.
    David Anbari: Third Party Instrument Repair, AMDSO & The "Right To Repair" Debate02/05/2018
    39:51
  41. 49.
    David Taylor: OR/SPD Collaboration & The OR Today Live Conference01/29/2018
    48:14
  42. 50.
    Rene Vis: Business Training for SPD Leaders & Thermometric Validation01/22/2018
    42:12
  43. 51.
    Jay Hardingham: Sterilization Container Rentals & Other Practical Implications01/15/2018
    40:34
  44. 52.
    Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski: Decontamination Disruption, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Applications01/08/2018
    44:21
  45. 53.
    Round Table Discussion: 2017 Review, Instrument Budget & Responding to Fast Paced Changes12/18/2017
    39:30
  46. 54.
    Peter Nichol: Tray Optimization & Waste Reduction12/11/2017
    59:53
  47. 55.
    Lindsay Brown: Surgical Instrument Cleaning Brushes12/04/2017
    51:42
  48. 56.
    Don Williams: Centralized Processing for Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Clinics11/27/2017
    52:57
  49. 57.
    Keerthi Kanubaddi: Vendor Managed Inventory, Technology and Solutions11/13/2017
    51:49
  50. 58.
    Mary Ann Drosnock: AAMI Overview, ST91 Update, Flexible Scope Reprocessing11/06/2017
    1:00:14
  51. 59.
    Rick Wells: Root Causes of Instrument Damage, Custom Trays and Justification, The Dangers of "Business as Usual"10/30/2017
    1:02:21
  52. 60.
    Dan Vukelich: AMDR Mission and Focus, Overview of Single Use Devices, Challenges and Benefits10/23/2017
    57:22
  53. 61.
    Bob Marrs: The CS Professional as a Patient, Lessons in Leadership, and Surgical Instrument Quality10/16/2017
    1:05:37
  54. 62.
    CS Week Success Stories10/13/2017
    24:37
  55. 63.
    Stephen Kovach: "The CPD Guy", Enhanced visual inspection technologies, Legal Responsibilities10/09/2017
    1:03:40
  56. 64.
    Jim Stobinski: Industry Certifications, Research Studies on Certification Impact, The Power of Data10/02/2017
    59:54
  57. 65.
    Daniel Coole: Manufacturing Surgical Instruments, Healthcare Regulation in the United Kingdom, Instrument Coatings and Tracking09/25/2017
    1:03:46
  58. 66.
    Thomas Overbey: Ultrasonic Cleaning, Game of Reprocessing Challenge, and Social Media Insights09/18/2017
    57:06
  59. 67.
    Patrick Dotts: SPD/OR Temp Staffing & Travelers09/11/2017
    1:05:00
  60. 68.
    Alison Sonstelie: CS/SPD Department of The Year Award09/05/2017
    1:18:11
  61. 69.
    Shawn Flynn: Medical Device Instructions for Use08/21/2017
    56:46
  62. 70.
    Brian Reed: Startup Companies & Big Data08/21/2017
    56:07
  63. 71.
    Michael Matthews: Partnering w/ Infection Control08/21/2017
    1:15:33

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