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Great products and services drive the Sterile Processing industry forward. But where do hospital professionals go to hear about the newest innovations hitting the market, or discuss a cutting edge service offering that may change the way their department is run?  

Through our new Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we've created a platform for vendors to talk about their products and tell their brand story in a creative, conversational, and informative setting.

No appointment necessary. No five-minute speed conversation in a loud expo hall. No cold calls. 

Real Insights. Real Comparisons. Real Value. 

More Vendor Spotlights releasing soon!

Breathe easy

In healthcare, small changes in regulations and disruptions in supply chain can have a ripple effect on an industry. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight, we talk with Christian Berling, VP of Sales and Marketing at Heine, about going back to the drawing board to manufacture the industry's only reusable LED laryngoscope handle that can be sterilized without any disassembly with a validated low-level disinfection process. Protect your facility with safe reusable products that have financial and environmental benefits, with no fear of supply chain interruptions. Tune in now to learn more! 

 

Visit bit.ly/heinepromo or e-mail service@heine-na.com to access a Yale study comparing the cost and environmental impact between reusable and disposable laryngoscope systems. Visit their website  to learn more about their diagnostic equipment solutions. 

superbugs be gone

Picture it: you turn on the news and the top story reads “infectious outbreak linked to hospital and clinic endoscopes.” Let the media storm and regulatory survey frenzy begin! As Sterile Processing professionals, this is our industry’s worst nightmare and on this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight, we talk with Ted May from Andersen Sterilizers and Dr. Larry Muscarella from LFM Healthcare Solutions LLC about a one of a kind sterilization technology proven to sterilize the toughest endoscopes on the market. Ted introduces the EOGas 4®-- the first sterilization system to receive FDA clearance for terminal sterilization of duodenoscopes and colonoscopes. Dr. Muscarella offers his device reprocessing expertise to support the use of EO for endoscope sterilization. Tune in now to discover how high efficiency EO sterilization system is ensuring the highest level of sterility for our industry’s toughest endoscopes.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the EOGas 4® you can visit the Andersen Sterilizers website to sign up for email updates. Follow Andersen Sterilizers on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for exclusive news, product updates, and training tools. 

visualize quality

With Featured Guest:
Kevin Anderson

Picture this: You are assembling a tray; the phone rings and it is the operating room with news that the rigid scope they are using on a patient isn't working properly. Let the mad rush to get new equipment up to that OR begin! We have all been there and on this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Kevin Anderson from Healthmark Industries about an easy way to significantly improve the rigid endoscope quality that is being delivered to the operating room. The EndoPro-Cam® is a portable endoscopic video system that provides an easy-to-use quality check for Sterile Processing Technicians to perform a simple function test of rigid endoscopes to ensure they are producing a high-quality image. It is the power of having a video tower in the palm of your hand at every station--in other words--every SPD Manager's dream! Tune in now to see how this revolutionary new product can prevent broken and malfunctioning endoscopes from making their way into the surgeon's hands. 

 

Visit Healthmark Industries website to sign up for the Healthmark Digest newsletter. Follow them on LinkedInInstagram, and Twitter for updates on new products and free and engaging educational opportunities. 

from chaos to consistency

With Featured Guests:
Chris Stewart & Jeff Wertz

In a perfect world, vendors and manufacturers would consult with both Sterile Processing and Operating Room professionals as they build their products. This would ensure that any products put in place would help solve the chaotic nature of these departments rather than add to it. What if you were to learn that there is a solution that has taken this approach? A solution that turns chaos into consistency. On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with Chris Stewart and Jeff Wertz from Surgio Health about their tray tracking system that addresses everything from communication and visibility to the data that you need as a department leader to finally explain things like why cases are being delayed or why you’re succeeding in reducing SSI rates in a particular service line. Tune in now to learn more about a system that creates alignment and consistent expectations for vendors and hospital departments alike, so everyone is more comfortable going into those busy loaner days.  

 

Follow Surgio Health on LinkedIn and find out additional information on their website.

safety at the source

With Featured Guest:
Pat Leach

The words ‘biofilm’ and ‘disinfection’ are commonly used in Sterile Processing departments, but did you know these terms are also applicable when talking about your hospital’s HVAC system? In the healthcare setting, we often take for granted the air around us. We cannot see it, but we know it’s there and it has the ability to carry dangerous microorganisms with it from room to room and floor to floor throughout the hospital. On this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Pat Leach, Business Development Manager at Alfa Laval, about the system that acts as the lungs of the hospital--conditioning, cleaning and carrying air to occupants throughout the building. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is capable of allowing biofilms living inside of it to survive, thrive and be carried throughout the hospital. Pat Leach discusses an HVAC technology that combines Liquid desiccant solution dehumidification and Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to disinfect the air, remove pathogens in the air stream, and ensure that the air we breathe is helping rather than hurting healthcare workers and the patients we serve. Tune in now for this discussion!

 

Learn more about Alfa Laval by visiting their website. Follow Alfa Laval on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also e-mail Pat Leach for more information or call 716-259-0772.

responding to post covid surgical volumes

With Featured Guest:
Chuck Kemp

If someone told you there is a way to process a total knee set in 1 hour 23 minutes vs. 4 hours and 7 minutes, would you hesitate? The tune of the conversation in healthcare has changed to that of resuming elective surgeries post-COVID and finding efficiencies is the only way to keep up with the increasing case load. What are the products that can help surgery centers and hospitals with both efficiency and safety?

 

On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we talk to Chuck Kemp, President of Education for Innovative Sterilization Technologies, about how the ONE TRAY® Sealed Sterilization Containers and EZ-TRAX™- a fully customizable way to consolidate your trays - can speed up processes, maintain patient safety measures, and get the OR and surgeons what they need when they need it at a pace necessary to meet the demand. It is said that an OR minute costs $150/minute. How much could your OR be saving with this system? Tune in now to find out.

 

Learn more by visiting OneTray's website, contacting them via e-mail and look for educational information and ask questions directly on LinkedIn and Facebook

Smart Data

With Featured Guest:
David Rowe & Dr. Martyn Knowles

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 focused on value optimization, uses actual instrument or supply usage data by case- collected during the case in the OR- to rationalize instruments in trays. One of the big problems we are seeing in hospitals today is that the number of cases is not changing dramatically but the amount of instrumentation, disposables and trays is going up disproportionately to the amount of resources being filtered into the sterile processing department. David and Dr. Knowles talk specifically about how the data-driven OpFlow approach will reduce the backlog and improve SPD throughput, enhancing both the quality and efficiency of SPD. Tune in to this interview to find out how your hospital could use smart data and OpFlow to save over $2.2 million over the next few years by removing excess, unused instruments.

Follow OpFlow on LinkedIn, and visit their website or send them an e-mail  to schedule your virtual or on-site audit today!

confident compliance

With Featured Guest:
Eric Einwalter

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, to learn how CIVCO products strengthen and empower SPD professionals by providing solutions for an easy and compliant disinfection process of ultrasound probes. From automated high-level disinfection systems for TEE and vaginal/rectal probes, storage systems that provide a safe and clean storage environment for reprocessed transducers, to transport trays that prevent cross-contamination of HLD and LLD parts of probes, CIVCO has the products that will solve your ultrasound compliance problems. Listen to the end to find out how you can receive discounts on a CIVCO ASTRA automated probe reprocessor and free samples of certain high-level disinfection accessories!

Follow Civco Medical Solutions on LinkedIn, visit their website or send them an e-mail for more information.

All Wrapped Up in ppe

As surgical volumes decreased over the last year and the need for additional PPE increased, the redistribution of blue wrap materials to fill the PPE supply need has caused massive supply issues. Now that surgical volumes are on the rise, the effects of that redistribution are begging the question: Is now the time to transition to rigid containers? On this Vendor Spotlight we speak with Barbara Ann Harmer and David Jagrosse about the misconceptions around the supply shortage and the environmental and workflow implications of transitioning from blue wrap to rigid containers. Tune into this timely discussion about a ready-to-ship, made in the USA solution now! 

 

Learn more by visiting OneTray's website, contacting them via e-mail and look for educational information and ask questions directly on LinkedIn and Facebook

raising the disinfection bar

With Featured Guest:
John Gallineau

Everywhere we go, whether it is out to dinner, to the grocery store, or the hair salon-- we expect these establishments have invested in safe cleaning and disinfection techniques. Now more than ever, it’s critical that cleaning and disinfection is both performed and documented, especially in the healthcare space. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with John Gallineau, VP of Operations at PKT, a company that provides professional sterilizer cleaning services and surgical table deep cleaning, about their state-of-the-art ionized hydrogen peroxide (iHP) disinfection technology. iHP raises the disinfection bar even beyond UV light and provides a validated 6-log 99.9999% efficacy, leaves zero residue on equipment, and a heavy dose of peace of mind for healthcare professionals. Tune in for the cleanest conversation we have had in a while! 

 

Visit PKT online, follow them on LinkedIn or call 919-435-6771 to schedule services and get more information.

without question

With Featured Guests: Nancy Fellows, Ryan Lewis, & Jeremy Yarwood

Reprocessing flexible endoscopes is a challenging task that begs the question: is it finally time for a paradigm shift in endoscope reprocessing? Based on a ground-breaking research study regarding the dangers of contaminant exposure, reprocessing errors, and ineffective cleaning measures, infection control teams should consider the option to sterilize flexible scopes where feasible. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Dr. Jeremy Yarwood, Nancy Fellows, and Dr. Ryan Lewis from Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) about how hospitals can utilize the ASP STERRAD® Systems and ASP AEROFLEXTM Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) to address reprocessing failures with patient safety in mind.

 

Visit ASP's website to request a free consultation to confirm which scopes in your inventory are validated for sterilization in ASP STERRAD Systems, and to discuss further how the new ASP AEROFLEXTM AER helps mitigate hidden points of failure in endoscope reprocessing. You can also connect with ASP on LinkedIn.

anatomy of an ifu

With Featured Guest:
Barbara Ann Harmer

There are three different instructions for use that need to be considered when preparing a medical device for sterilization: the sterilizer, the medical device itself, and the packaging system. The FDA requires that medical devices be tested in just one type of packaging system and on this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with Barbara Ann Harmer about the maze that is instructions for use to help people understand which IFUs to use under which circumstances. How do validation and user verification work together to help you make the right decision and focus on best practices that result in patient safety? If you've ever debated this issue in your department, you're not going to want to miss this Vendor Spotlight episode so tune in now!

 

Learn more by visiting OneTray's website, contacting them via e-mail and look for educational information and ask questions directly on LinkedIn and Facebook

The automated road to safety

With Featured Guest:
Kendall Ashe

TEE probe cleaning and handling is a hot topic of conversation, especially as more and more Sterile Processing professionals continue to reach out to clinics to standardize and automate the reprocessing of these devices. Decreasing the manual effort also decreases the manual error and on this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we speak with Kendall Ashe, VP and General Manager of CS Medical, about a solution for creating a safer and more efficient reprocessing and use cycle of TEE probes. From cleaning and disinfecting to storage and transportation, the ROI on these products is clear. How you take care of your equipment has a large impact on your repair budget and we learn more about the TEEClean® Automated TEE Probe Cleaner and Disinfector, Cleanshield® TEE Probe Storage Cabinet, and TPorter® TEE Probe Procedure Case which offer risk mitigation associated with reprocessing TEE probes. Tune in now!

 

Find out more about CS Medical TEE Complete Care suite of products, download white papers about the relationship between cleaning and HLD, experience live product demos, and more by visiting their website.

disruption meets innovation

With Featured Guests:
Barbara Ann Harmer & Dave Billman

One of the best decisions to make as a healthcare professional is an informed decision and when it comes to disruptive technology, that is the only way to approach implementation. On this week's release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with Barbara Ann Harmer and Dave Billman about the disruptive technology of the ONE TRAY® System and the new EZ-TRAX™. We discuss ways in which these products allow facilities to do more with less, a significant benefit for both hospitals and outpatient surgery settings and Barbara shares her perspective, as a past surveyor, on ways an organization should respond to a surveyor when it comes to new technology in  the Sterile Processing department. You're not going to want to miss this Vendor Spotlight episode to tune in now!

 

Learn more by visiting OneTray's website, contacting them via e-mail and look for educational information and ask questions directly on LinkedIn and Facebook

thinking inside the box

With Featured Guest:
Michele Mauzerall

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 benefits of multiple tray sterilization technology.

 

Many hospitals have the same consistent complaints: turnover times are too slow, delays or case cancellations due to holes in wraps and wet loads, the list goes on. This system allows the sterilization of multiple trays for one patient’s procedure all at once- no lids, no wrap- just increased efficiency of sterilized instrumentation. Listen now for the most recent FDA clearance claims. One of the most innovative products in sterilization to hit the healthcare market just got even better!

 

Follow SteriCUBE on LinkedIn, learn more by visiting the SteriCUBE website or send them an email to schedule an informational webinar today!

The breaking point

With Featured Guest:
Marcus Super

What impact do broken surgical instruments have on patient safety, surgeon trust, and the bottom line of your department budgets? How about missing or misplaced instruments that cause delays in instrument reprocessing and turnovers? On this release of the new Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we talk to Marcus Super about InstruSafe, the Sterile Processing-focused solution Summit Medical has created for overcoming the systemic challenges of lost and broken surgical instrumentation. We will also discuss their in-booth (#745) raffle at this year's IAHCSMM Expos with cash prizes (multiple winners) and free airfare to IAHCSMM 2020 (Grand Prize). Be on the lookout for inserts in your IAHCSMM Expo bags with a raffle ticket inside! Summit Medical will also be hosting an invite-only Customer Appreciation event Monday night after the show – Contact your local sales representative for an invitation!

 

Follow Summit Medical on LinkedIn, visit their website, or send them an

e-mail for more information!

blown away

As healthcare professionals, we are no strangers to the complexity of flexible endoscope reprocessing. With different regulatory standards and IFUs to follow, it is hard to believe there is no clear direction to the process of drying internal endoscope channels--that is--until now. On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight, we talk with George Cronin, National Sales Manager at TRICOR Systems Inc., about the innovative approach his company is taking to automate the endoscope drying process. TRICOR Systems Dri-Scope Aid® products eliminate the growth of bioburden by automating a steady flow of air that can leave the channel dry in just ten minutes. Tune in now to discover how TRICOR is standardizing the endoscope drying process to ensure a safe and repeatable process. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Dri-Scope Aid® family of products, visit their website  or send them an email for a virtual consultation to discover what products will work best in your department. Follow Dri-Scope Aid® on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for exclusive news and product updates.  

driving dental compliance

With Featured Guest:
Jessica Wilson, MPH

Imagine sitting in the dentist chair waiting for your teeth cleaning when a staff member walks in with a tray of unwrapped instruments. If you are like us, not only does this make you cringe, but you know that this is a BIG infection prevention red flag! On this Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight we talk with Jessica Wilson from HuFriedyGroup about infection prevention compliance. Jessica discusses the IMS™ Cassette Instrument Management System – a system that provides users with the tools needed to reprocess dental instruments safely and efficiently, while remaining compliant with reprocessing guidelines. Tune in now to discover how this innovative system is increasing dental procedure output while improving overall patient and staff experience. 

 

If you are interested in learning more about IMS you can visit the HuFriedyGroup website for a free virtual IMS consultation. Follow HuFriedyGroup on LinkedIn,

InstagramFacebookTwitter, and YouTube for exclusive news, product updates, and training tools for success.

ready, aim, automate

With Featured Guest:
Braun Kiess

There are things that people do well and things that machines do well. By combining those two, we get the optimal result of a collaboration between humans and machines. Parts of the average Sterile Processing Department already include some kind of automation. But what about all those other dangerous, boring, or overly complex tasks that Sterile Processing technicians struggle to complete on a daily basis? The technology that helps us solve those challenges already exists and on this week's release of the Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Braun Kiess, Co-Founder and Chief Sales and Finance Officer of RST Automation, about the AIM Tray Assembly and AIM Peel Pack Systems. These systems are changing the way Sterile Processing Departments are utilizing technology to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. Can humans collaborate with technology? They can and should! Listen now to find out why. 

  

Contact RST Automation via

e-mail or, follow RST Automation on LinkedIn and Facebook and visit their website to learn more. 

sterile storage wars

With Featured Guest:
Amy Flynn

When someone asks if storage is an issue for your Sterile Processing department, what is your first response…to roll your eyes perhaps? But what if looking up…is the ticket? Let’s face it, the need for space in Sterile Processing is an issue for many healthcare facilities and the implications of not having enough storage to keep up with the demand of the OR means potential revenue lost. On this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Amy Flynn, North American OR/CS Market Manager for Hänel Storage Systems about the lessons learned from other industries in using vertical space to combat the storage issues that come with adding new procedures and equipment. The vertical storage carousel technology that has benefited countless industries is available to help decrease the time it takes to pick a case cart, integrate with tracking systems to give real-time inventory data, protect the staff in your department from an ergonomic perspective, and ultimately make better use of what little storage space is available. It’s time to look up and tune in to learn more.

 

Learn more about Hänel Storage Systems by visiting their website. Follow Hänel Storage Systems on LinkedIn and Twitter. You can also

e-mail the Hänel Storage Systems team. Download case studies and white papers by clicking here.

air matters

With Featured Guests:
Jim Meacham & Jim Johnston

In the healthcare setting, air matters. Humidity control is challenging, risky, and has big implications on patient safety and air quality is at the forefront of discussion as we seek more and more research on the aerosolization of viruses. On this episode of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series we talk with Jim Johnston and Jim Meacham, Principles at Altaire Systems, about their ADAPT line of products—tailor-made for healthcare facilities struggling with humidity related issues like mold, mildew, and other unhealthy conditions in critical environments throughout the healthcare facility. We discuss their modular solution that complements and supports your current heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that is simple, cost-effective, and can support your facility's green initiatives as well. Is there a way to properly take humidity out of the air and promote clean healthy air throughout your healthcare facility? There is. Tune in now to learn how!

 

Visit Altaire Systems online or contact Jim Johnston or Jim Meacham via email for specific questions and information.

the invisible threat

With Featured Guest:
David Hilliker

What do Hydrogen Peroxide, Ethylene Oxide and Peracetic Acid have in common? They are all designed to kill and ChemDAQ Inc. is the innovator behind the best-in-class chemical monitoring systems that are critical to keeping workers safe around them. For 30 years, ChemDAQ Inc. has been creating technology that monitors real-time levels of the most dangerous chemicals used in hospitals. On this week's release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight Series, we speak with David Hilliker about the evolution of this technology, the importance of continuous monitoring and the critical nature of impending alerts for these chemicals. David talks about current exposure level studies happening around the world and gives advice on how to move this important safety conversation up from the user level to administration. This conversation couldn't come at a better time in healthcare, so tune in now!

 

Learn more by visiting their website, contacting them via e-mail and look for educational information and ask questions directly on LinkedIn and Facebook.

a Chemical education

With Featured Guest: 
Peggy Spitzer & Brett Norton

When it comes to implementing reliable consistent chemicals to do the dirtiest jobs in sterile processing, few names rise to the top like Certol International. With a 40-year track record in chemical manufacturing for infection prevention products, Certol International embodies a commitment to quality that is long-lasting. On this week’s release of the Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series we speak with Peggy Spitzer and Brett Norton about the common issue experienced in healthcare facilities of soils drying on surgical instrumentation and we take a deep dive into the role of chemicals and the correct application of them. Certol International led the charge when it came to point-of-use cleaning and during this episode we talk with them about their products that are shaping instrument care.

Learn more by visiting their website. Call Certol at 1-800-843-3343 and ask for Peggy or contact her via e-mail for educational information and to ask questions directly. Follow Certol on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

lost no more

With Featured Guest:
Geoffrey Broninx

What if there were a tool that allowed your Sterile Processing team to quickly and accurately identify loaner instruments for reassembly? No need to call a vendor, no frustrating case delays because of incomplete trays, and no more replacement costs for missing vendor instruments. As we kick off the brand new Beyond Clean Vendor Spotlight series, we will be talking to Geoffrey Broninx about the innovative work being done at ATH Medical to overcome the global challenges of loaner instrument traceability. Geoffrey will also discuss big opportunities for Sterile Processing departments in the USA to bring the AnciTrak system into their hospitals to experience the solution in person! Tune in today for information on how to win a free trial, and plan on visiting their booth #759 at the IAHCSMM Annual Conference & Expo in Anaheim!

Follow ATH Medical on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Visit their website or send them an

e-mail  for more information today!