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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May
16th
2024
114. The Critical Role of Borescopes in Sterile Processing with Cheron Rojo
In this episode of the Ask the Educator Podcast, we delve into the transformative advancements in sterile processing technology over the past two decades, with a particular focus on borescopes. These remarkable tools allow us to inspect inaccessible areas within medical devices. Yet, despite their availability, their usage remains limited. Join us as we sit down with Cheron Rojo to recap his insightful January Webinar on borescopes and optical inspection, and learn how to better interpret the images these tools provide.
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May
2nd
2024
113. The Dirty Side of Environmental Cleaning with Seth Hendee
Educated sterile processing professionals know that the environmental cleaning of their departments should be done to the same standards as an operating room surgical suite. But are they being treated that way? There’s a document that can help with that. Kevin & Adam speak with fellow Clinical Education Specialist, Seth Hendee, about the ANSI/AAMI ST79 Amendments that were released in 2020, with a specific focus on Amendment 1: “Environmental services/fans/food and drink”.
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April
18th
2024
112. A Call to Action for ALL Sterile Processing Professionals
In the past, we discussed arthroscopic shavers and the progress (or lack thereof) we’ve made as an industry with compliance for cleaning and inspection. In this episode, we are putting the onus back on the YOU, the sterile processing professional, to learn and share as much information and educational content as possible with those who aren’t as “plugged in” to the industry. Take a listen to this episode and then TAKE ACTION!
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March
28th
2024
CE 001: ST91 Series
Dr. Mary Ann Drosnock and John Whelan join Kevin Anderson and Adam Okada on the podcast to discuss ST91. Please listen for the keyword embedded into one of the episodes and enter that keyword at the end to receive your 2.0 CE certificate.
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March
14th
2024
111. Nominees for the HSPA Board of Directors – Angela Warner, Nicholas Day, and Stacey MacArthur
As an HSPA member, what issues need to be prioritized? How can the Board of Directors help solve these issues? HSPA Board of Directors nominees, Angela Warner, Nicholas Day, and Stacey MacArthur join Adam Okada on the Ask the Educator Podcast! Get to know each nominee and their goals before you cast your vote!
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March
1st
2024
110. Nominees for the HSPA Board of Directors: Joseph Avila, Tim Hurtado, and Tori Ruiz
In this episode, we interview three distinguished nominees for the HSPA Board of Directors - Joseph Avila, Tim Hurtado, and Tori Ruiz. Join Kevin Anderson & Adam Okada as they uncover their unique perspectives on the industry and their visions to drive positive change. Listen to this podcast episode before you cast your vote!
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February
29th
2024
109. Interview with Arlene Bush, HSPA Presidential Nominee
Join Kevin Anderson and Adam Okada as they interview Arlene Bush, a nominee for the HSPA Board of Directors presidency. Arlene shares her career background, passions, and commitment to serving HSPA members. Tune in for an insightful conversation with one of this year’s nominees before you vote!
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February
22nd
2024
108. Arthroscopic Shavers – 2020 vs. 2024
One of the initial topics explored on the Ask the Educator Podcast was the complex issue of arthroscopic shavers and their cleaning and inspection procedures. Fast forward four years later, where do we stand? Have the essential enhancements been implemented, or are we confronted with recurring challenges? Join Kevin and Adam in this episode as they reflect on the past four years and offer guidance to sterile processing professionals and leaders on the urgent steps required.
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February
8th
2024
107. Getting Involved in Sterile Processing Mission Trips: Interview with Sean Weir
In this episode of the Ask the Educator Podcast, we are joined by Sean Weir. Sean shares his passion for sterile processing and how he got involved in mission work. He is committed to helping others and has been involved in mission work for many years. He also shares some tips for those who are interested in getting involved in sterile processing mission trips.
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January
25th
2024
106. Ultrasonic Lumen Flushing: Is Yours Working?
We load our ultrasonic machines with laparoscopic and robotic instruments, and hopefully, we have the capability to attach them to our flushing mechanism. But how do you know if that flushing mechanism is working? Once the lid is closed, we really have no idea what goes on inside the machine, and as we've learned, just because it's humming doesn't mean it's...WORKING. Kevin Anderson reviews his August 2023 webinar on lumen flushing in the ultrasonic machine and the importance of verification testing.
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