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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2019

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3 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 E xperts from the sterile processing consulting firm Beyond Clean are heading to the Big Easy to tackle your biggest issues in instrument care and give you the inside scoop on one of the most important and underappreciated jobs in sur- gery. The Beyond Clean team won't be read- ing PowerPoint slides from behind a podium. They want to connect with the crowd and hear from you about the down and dirty details of what's really happening in today's sterile processing departments. Hank Balch, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL, Beyond Clean's founder and president, will hit on these hot topics. • Tough job gets tougher. Surgical instru- ments are becoming more complex and, not surprisingly, more difficult to clean and steril- ize. Find out how to ensure that these devices can be reprocessed both safely and quickly, and learn about new equipment and technolo- Answers to Your Toughest Sterile Processing Questions • Mr. Balch has served in many leadership roles in sterile processing and is cohost of the Beyond Clean industry podcast, a weekly discussion about the inner workings of instrument care (osmag.net/hcy7yp). • Mr. Marrs has worked in surgery for 20 years as a certified surgical technolo- gist, central sterile techni- cian, case cart coordinator, and sterile processing supervisor, manager and director. • As surgical director of OR services at University of Wisconsin Health, Dr. Nichol has overseen the rebuilding of sterile processing services at the American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wis. Speaker Profile Hank Balch, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL, Founder and President, Beyond Clean Bob Marrs, CRCST, CIS, CHL, Vice President of Organizational Development, Beyond Clean Peter Nichol, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Beyond Clean

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