CE CREDIT HUB | Season 15
Endoscope Bedside Cleaning or Conditioning - 1 CE
What's so difficult about developing chemicals specifically for endoscope reprocessing? How does time come into play in how these chemicals are designed, delivered, and behave during use? On this episode 4 of our record-breaking Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we bring back one of our all time favs, Kristopher Murphy, PhD, and Directory of Chemistry at Cantel Medical (now a part of STERIS) to dive into the middle of the complex, time-sensitive challenge of bedside cleaning endoscopes. Tune in for a frank discussion on chemical formulating, efficacy, and practical concerns related to taking your flexible endoscopes #BeyondClean. If you've ever wondered about how & why your chemicals work -- or sometimes don't, this conversation will be right up your alley! We hope you enjoy!
Cavitation, Chemicals, & Cleaning
The Ultimate Ultrasonic Conversation - 1 CE
What, if anything, is different about how chemicals are used in and interact with our ultrasonic cleaners? If a chemical works in the sink will it work in this supercharged cavitation dynamo, and vice versa? Kicking off our brand new Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Tom Overbey, previous Beyond Clean Ultrasonic Expert Series™ contributor and media consultant to IAHCSMM/HSPA about the interesting world of imploding bubbles, ultrasonic energy, and the chemical questions surrounding this equipment. It's a great start to a fantastic season tailor-made to satisfy your chemical cravings and help your Sterile Processing team go Beyond Clean! Tune in and feel the rumble of fresh education hitting airwaves and AirPods near you!
Talking the Unknown Out of Ethylene Oxide - 1 CE
Few chemicals in our industry are as polarizing and (perhaps) misunderstood as ethylene oxide gas (EtO / EO). Is it dangerous? Completely safe? Still in use? Going away? Or coming back for good reason? On this episode 3 of Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Sean Weir, Sterile Processing Educator at UPMC and Beyond Clean Advisory Group member, about his first hand experiences with EO sterilant, equipment and workflow. We talk to Sean about how department leaders, educators, and technicians should consider addressing this chemical during onboarding, and his adamant stance that our industry think twice about the language of "low temperature sterilization." Tune in for this frontline conversation about how this unique chemical is taking millions of medical devices & supplies Beyond Clean each and every year. We hope you enjoy!
Chemicals by the numbers
Usage, Conversions, & Strategic Planning - 1 CE
Every chemical has a cost, and every chemical conversion in Sterile Processing has its challenges -- both for frontline users dealing with the new chemicals as well as department leaders coordinating contracts, equipment, dosing, and training. On this episode 2 of Season 15, "The Chemical Epicenter," we speak with Sara Vinson, Director of Sterile Processing at UF Health and Beyond Clean Advisory Group member, about the important insights every user & vendor should consider as they confront chemical usage & purchasing in their Sterile Processing departments. Even chemicals developed to accomplish the same goals (such as manual cleaning) often have different delivery systems, dosing recommendations, concentrations, and costs. Tune in for this transparent conversation about budgets, chemicals, and the teams who take their instruments Beyond Clean!