Ask the Educator Podcast

Medical device processing is critically important to the safety of patients everywhere. This podcast from Healthmark Industries is about answering questions and sharing knowledge related to sterile processing, endoscopy, infection prevention, biomedical engineering, leadership, and products. Have a question you would like answered on the show? Send it to our email address asktheeducator@hmark.com.

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June
9th
2022
75. SID, Layerjot, and the Future of Surgical Instrument Identification with Etay Gafni
In this episode of the Ask The Educator Podcast, we interview Etay Gafni about Layerjot's new project: the Surgical Instrument Database, or S.I.D. for short. What is SID? How can Sterile Processing Technicians utilize it to identify our surgical instrumentation? Don't miss this episode about an exciting emerging technology that you can start using immediately in your own department! For more information about SID, or to start using the database, go to: https://www.layerjot.com/
May
5th
2022
74. Peel Pouch Problems
Malinda Elammari and Kevin Anderson continue their discussion on common peel pouch problems that are found in SPD departments.
March
25th
2022
73. How Confident are You in Your Peel Pouch Seals?
Malinda Elammari and host, Kevin Anderson discuss peel pouches and common issues with their seals.
February
28th
2022
72. Can we get an IFU for finding and using IFUs?
Adam Okada, Seth Hendee, and Kevin Anderson all discuss the need for training and documented competency for IFUs. Many departments now have access to IFU database software. However, it is common for users to struggle to find the IFU and/or the information they need within the IFU.
February
10th
2022
71. Cleaning up a Wet Mess: Troubleshooting Wet Packs
In this interview, Adam Okada and Kevin Anderson discuss the trouble with wet packs. What are some common errors made when troubleshooting wet packs and what are some resources to consider when tackling this frustrating problem in sterile processing? Find out in this episode of Ask the Educator.
January
20th
2022
70. Open Wide: A Discussion About Sterile Processing in the Dental Industry
Stephen Kovach and host Kevin Anderson discuss the current state of sterile processing in the dental industry.
December
9th
2021
69: Want to Take Your Sterile Prcoessing Career to the Next Level? Consider Mentorship: Interview with Sarah B. Cruz
Sarah B. Cruz is the guest educator on this episode and shares with us why and how mentorship may be an important step in your professional development.
November
24th
2021
68: How Well Do You Know Your IFUs?
Instructions for use (IFUs) can range from too simple to too cumbersome. But they can also be your key to higher quality in sterile processing. Check out this episode featuring CPD Guy, Stephen Kovach, and his thoughts on IFUs.
November
11th
2021
67: Innovation in Instrument Protection: Interview with Guy Phipps
Guy Phipps, Co-Creator at SterileBits talks about the latest innovation in instrument protection that will solve many of the current industry problems from the sterile processing department to the end-user in the procedural areas.
October
28th
2021
66: Education is a Sterile Processing Superpower
The newest addition to the Healthmark Clinical Affairs team, Adam Okada shares how education played a critical role in driving quality in his sterile processing department.

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