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Clean Talk - The State of Infection Control w/ Brad Whitchurch

Welcome to Clean Talk! An Interview-Style Podcast Series About All Things Infection Prevention Featuring Industry Thought Leaders. Tune in as distinguished leaders share their views, experiences, and trends surrounding the infectious control industry. Clean Talk is hosted live on all social platforms every week, Wednesdays at 3PM EST.

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Clean Talk | EP 58 | Part 2 | The Write Way to Sanitize High-Touch Supplies w/ Brian Wind
You will love this week’s episode of Clean Talk podcast premiering on Valentine’s Day! In part two of “The Write Way to Sanitize High-Touch Supplies,” Brian Wind, CEO and Innovator of Steri-write, joins us to discuss a range of infection control topics, including:- Steri-write’s history - The results of Covid-19 on educating end-users- Industries where Steri-write technology is most commonly used- Plans for future product developments- Commonly used supplies in surgical environments- Promoting sustainability and decreased carbon footprint across surgical and healthcare facilities- Ways to improve infection prevention in the future- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
12:11 2/14/24
Clean Talk | EP 58 | Part 1 | The Write Way to Sanitize High-Touch Supplies w/ Brian Wind
In the first episode of 2024, Brian Wind, Ophthalmologist, CEO and Innovator of Steri-write, joins Clean Talk Podcast to discuss Steri-write technology for sanitizing high-touch writing supplies in healthcare settings to prevent cross-contamination in an eco-friendly way.Tune in to hear more about a range of topics including:- Brian’s background and what brought him to where he is today- About Steri-write and the technology- The mission of Steri-write and the need it solves- Studies and alarming statistics that show how dirty pens are in communal areas- UV-C’s success rate at deactivating harmful pathogens- The challenges of bringing a product to market- The high points of creating an infection prevention solution- The use of germicidal UV-C in the Steri-write technology- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
13:45 2/5/24
Clean Talk | EP 57 | Part 2 | Leaps Towards Improving Patient Care with Leapfrog w/ Paul Alper
On this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Part Two of: Leaps Towards Improving Patient Care with Leapfrog, Paul Alper, CEO of Next Level Strategies and Senior Advisor to The Leapfrog Group, joins us to further discuss technologies disrupting the future standards of healthcare and Leapfrog’s mission.Tune in to the full conversation to learn more about topics, including:- Innovators and disruptive technologies that may become the future standard of care- About SureWash technologies for healthcare workers’ hand hygiene techniques- About SplashBlocker’s study and solution for preventing the spread of harmful toilet plume in healthcare- The dangers of toilet plume in public areas- The importance of standards for expected behaviors to mitigate HAIs and improve hand hygiene- Securing the right standard in environments of care- The Leapfrog workgroup on improving healthcare environments and patient safety- What is to come in the future- And More! Featured Resources:- Paul’s Contact Information: https://blinq.me/Wq3GFdfv1Gtv6RfZi2Ln- Leapfrog Website: https://www.leapfroggroup.org/- SureWash Email: info@splashblocker.com- Splash Blocker Website: https://splashblocker.com/Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
15:19 11/16/23
Clean Talk | EP 57 | Part 1 | Leaps Towards Improving Patient Care with Leapfrog w/ Paul Alper
On this week’s very special episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Part One of: Leaps Towards Improving Patient Care with Leapfrog, Paul Alper, CEO of Next Level Strategies and Senior Advisor to The Leapfrog Group, joins us in light of the recent release of the Leapfrog Patient Safety Ratings!Tune in to learn about a range of patient safety topics, including:- Paul’s Background and what brought him to where he is today- About next level strategies and what they do for healthcare and patient safety- Evidence-based technologies to solve problems and drive adoption- About the Leapfrog Group and what inspires their mission- About Leapfrog’s evidence-based Safety Grades for healthcare organizations- Why Leapfrog Grade data and ratings make a difference- Why healthcare organizations volunteer to be a part of Leapfrog grading- What healthcare organization’s do to improve their Safety Grade- Leapfrog’s role in encouraging positive infection control and psychological safety- How often Leapfrog conducts their surveys and releases hospital grades- Exciting Leapfrog programs and what’s to come in the near futureJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
15:44 11/6/23
Clean Talk | EP 56 | Part 2 | Addressing the Dirty Truth of the Food & Transportation Industry with UV w/ Jon Cole
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast Part two of “Addressing the Dirty Truth of the Food and Transportation Industry with UV Solutions,” Jon Cole CEO of UV360 joins us to discuss the evolution of UV360 to eliminate contamination in various communal industries and beyond.Tune into the full conversation to discover topics, including:- Jon’s background and what brought him to where he is today- How contaminated airport security bins inspired the Steribin- The cross-contamination risk across communal environments - About the UV360 products and how they work - Collaboration with TSA and airports to produce studies and proven results - Regulatory challenges of working with TSA and the government - UV360’s expansion into the food industry and healthcare- The dirty truth about the food industry and how UV light helps cut bacteria down - And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
12:09 10/2/23
Clean Talk | EP 56 | Part 1 | Addressing the Dirty Truth of the Food & Transportation Industry with UV w/ Jon Cole
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast Part one of “Addressing the Dirty Truth of the Food and Transportation Industry with UV Solutions,” Jon Cole CEO of UV360 joins us to discuss the evolution of UV360 to eliminate contamination in various communal industries and beyond.Tune into the full conversation to discover topics, including:- Jon’s background and what brought him to where he is today- How contaminated airport security bins inspired the Steribin- The cross-contamination risk across communal environments - About the UV360 products and how they work - Collaboration with TSA and airports to produce studies and proven results - Regulatory challenges of working with TSA and the government - UV360’s expansion into the food industry and healthcare- The dirty truth about the food industry and how UV light helps cut bacteria down - And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
12:05 9/26/23
Clean Talk | EP 55 | Part 2 | Innovative Technologies that Neutralize Harmful Microorganisms w/ Trent Kelly
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, part two of “Innovative Technologies that Neutralize Harmful Microorganisms,” Trent Kelly, COO and Co-founder of BTG products, joins us to discuss the power behind natural antimicrobials, BTG products, and more!Join the conversation to explore topics, including:- Trent’s background and what brought him to where he is today- The inspiration behind BTG products- His work with the Department of Defense on biological weapons of mass destruction- Military funding leading to commercial applications in healthcare and other industries- About BTG antimicrobial products- The power behind natural antimicrobials like copper and silver- The benefits of BTG solutions for high-touch surfaces in healthcare- The active ingredients and unique combinations that make up their products- Studies and data that support the efficacy of copper and BTG products in healthcare- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
10:02 8/21/23
Clean Talk | EP 55 | Part 1 | Innovative Technologies that Neutralize Harmful Microorganisms w/ Trent Kelly
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, part one of “Innovative Technologies that Neutralize Harmful Microorganisms,” Trent Kelly, COO and Co-founder of BTG products, joins us to discuss the power behind natural antimicrobials, BTG products, and more!Join the conversation to explore topics, including:- Trent’s background and what brought him to where he is today- The inspiration behind BTG products- His work with the Department of Defense on biological weapons of mass destruction- Military funding leading to commercial applications in healthcare and other industries- About BTG antimicrobial products- The power behind natural antimicrobials like copper and silver- The benefits of BTG solutions for high-touch surfaces in healthcare- The active ingredients and unique combinations that make up their products- Studies and data that support the efficacy of copper and BTG products in healthcare- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
12:07 8/13/23
Clean Talk | EP 54 | Part 2 | Powerful UV Solutions for a Safer, Healthier World w/ Jim Colantoni
In part two of this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Jim Colantoni, Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Sales at PURO Lighting, joins us to discuss the technology behind PURO Lighting’s solutions, various forms of UV, and more.Tune in to the full conversation to hear more about a range of topics, including:- Jim’s background and what brought him to where he is today- How a desire to sanitize daycares inspired their technology- The history of UV and how it has come full circle- About the PURO Lighting solutions and the different use cases- What is far UV-C and how it is different from other UV-C technologies- Testing and research around how safe far UV-C is to be used with individuals present- The logistics of installing their full room disinfection systems- Their range of solutions for air disinfection as a result of Covid-19, the obstacles, and benefits- The effective amount of energy needed to purify air flow- PCO oxidation for disinfection in healthcare and other industries- PURO Lighting’s recent acquisition and the process of integrating the companies- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
18:17 8/2/23
Clean Talk | EP 54 | Part 1 | Powerful UV Solutions for a Safer, Healthier World w/ Jim Colantoni
In part one of this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Jim Colantoni, Chief Strategy Officer and VP of Sales at PURO Lighting, joins us to discuss the technology behind PURO Lighting’s solutions, various forms of UV, and more.Tune in to the full conversation to hear more about a range of topics, including:- Jim’s background and what brought him to where he is today- How a desire to sanitize daycares inspired their technology- The history of UV and how it has come full circle- About the PURO Lighting solutions and the different use cases- What is far UV-C and how it is different from other UV-C technologies- Testing and research around how safe far UV-C is to be used with individuals present- The logistics of installing their full room disinfection systems- Their range of solutions for air disinfection as a result of Covid-19, the obstacles, and benefits- The effective amount of energy needed to purify air flow- PCO oxidation for disinfection in healthcare and other industries- PURO Lighting’s recent acquisition and the process of integrating the companies- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
17:06 8/1/23
Clean Talk | EP 53 | Part 2 | UV Unveiled: Exploring ElectroClave and CleanSlate for Ultimate Sanitization w/ Christian Davis and Kevin Truong
In part one of this week’s episode of Clean Talk podcast, Seal Shield’s Christian Davis and CleanSlate UV’s Kevin Truong, join host Bradley Whitchurch, CEO of Seal Shield, to discuss all things UV in light of Seal Shield’s acquisition of CleanSlate UV.Tune in to gain insight on which UV solution is best in various applications and a range of topics including:- Why Seal Shield entered the UV space with the ElectroClave- Problems and solutions brought on by mobile devices in healthcare- The increase of UV solutions on the market as a result of Covid- About CleanSlate, the latest UV solution to join Seal Shield’s portfolio of products- The NICU process of maintaining and tracking disinfection protocols of mobile devices- The differences of the ElectroClave and CleanSlate UV technologies that offer a comprehensive sanitization solution- The best use cases for both solutions and where they excel- How these UV solutions improve overall hand hygiene in healthcare and beyond- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
14:37 8/1/23
Clean Talk | EP 53 | Part 1 | UV Unveiled: Exploring ElectroClave and CleanSlate for Ultimate Sanitization w/ Christian Davis and Kevin Truong
In part one of this week’s episode of Clean Talk podcast, Seal Shield’s Christian Davis and CleanSlate UV’s Kevin Truong, join host Bradley Whitchurch, CEO of Seal Shield, to discuss all things UV in light of Seal Shield’s acquisition of CleanSlate UV.Tune in to gain insight on which UV solution is best in various applications and a range of topics including:- Why Seal Shield entered the UV space with the ElectroClave- Problems and solutions brought on by mobile devices in healthcare- The increase of UV solutions on the market as a result of Covid- About CleanSlate, the latest UV solution to join Seal Shield’s portfolio of products- The NICU process of maintaining and tracking disinfection protocols of mobile devices- The differences of the ElectroClave and CleanSlate UV technologies that offer a comprehensive sanitization solution- The best use cases for both solutions and where they excel- How these UV solutions improve overall hand hygiene in healthcare and beyond- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
13:57 7/11/23
Ready. Set. Scale! | Ft. Clean Talk | Modernizing Healthcare with Technology Innovations
Join us on this special edition Ready. Set. Scale! episode featuring Bradley Whitchurch, Founder & CEO of Seal Shield, and host of the Clean Talk podcast!Find out how Zebra and Seal Shield’s partnership is being used and making a difference in today’s healthcare settings. Plus, we discuss what trends in healthcare technology ScanSource sees coming in the next few years. Ready. Set. Scale! is a ScanSource podcast series that focuses on how to buy, sell, and use technology solutions in different markets. Every episode features an industry expert who’ll share his or her insights into a channel-related topic.Listen to their podcasts by visiting: https://readysetscale.podbean.com/Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
21:02 6/24/23
Clean Talk | EP 52 | Unlocking Innovation: Seal Shield's Acquisition of Clean Slate UV w/ Andrew McCarthy
On this special episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Andrew McCarthy, President of Seal Shield, joins us to unveil some exciting news and details about Seal Shield’s latest acquisition.Tune in to explore a range of topics, including:- Big announcement: Seal Shield acquired CleanSlate UV- How the strategic move came about- The common mission of Seal Shield and CleanSlate UV- Deal process and details- Plans for the future of the CleanSlate acquisition- Synergies that made the deal make sense- Seal Shield’s products designed to improve hygiene in healthcare and other industries- The different use cases for Seal Shield’s UV technology and CleanSlate’s- Seal Shield’s plans to further advance the infection control space- The past and current use cases of UV technology- How UV systems have been proven to improve hand hygiene- Why hospitals should implement UV-C sanitization systems- And more!Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
16:44 6/24/23
Clean Talk | EP 51 | Part 2 | A Nudge Towards Improving The Future of Hand Hygiene w/ Theis Jensen
On part one of this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Theis Jensen, CEO of Sani Nudge, joins us to discuss what Sani Nudge is doing to improve hand hygiene and positive reinforcement for Infection Preventionists across the globe. Tune in to learn more about topics including:- Theis’ background and what brought him to where he is today- Sani Nudge’s Focus on improving patient outcomes for the safety of staff and patients- How to change the thought process of healthcare workers regarding hand hygiene- Connecting technologies to attack the bigger picture and improve IP processes- About the Sani Nudge technology itself and how it works- How the sensor works to know when healthcare workers are in a situation that hand hygiene is necessary- Positive reinforcement approach to encourage habit changing- The underestimated issues and challenges infection preventionists solve- Where their solutions are most prominently used currently- Plans to scale in the U.S. - The future of Sani NudgeJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
14:54 6/7/23
Clean Talk | EP 51 | Part 1 | A Nudge Towards Improving The Future of Hand Hygiene w/ Theis Jensen
On part one of this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Theis Jensen, CEO of Sani Nudge, joins us to discuss what Sani Nudge is doing to improve hand hygiene and positive reinforcement for Infection Preventionists across the globe. Tune in to learn more about topics including:- Theis’ background and what brought him to where he is today- Sani Nudge’s Focus on improving patient outcomes for the safety of staff and patients- How to change the thought process of healthcare workers regarding hand hygiene- Connecting technologies to attack the bigger picture and improve IP processes- About the Sani Nudge technology itself and how it works- How the sensor works to know when healthcare workers are in a situation that hand hygiene is necessary- Positive reinforcement approach to encourage habit changing- The underestimated issues and challenges infection preventionists solve- Where their solutions are most prominently used currently- Plans to scale in the U.S. - The future of Sani NudgeJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
14:44 5/30/23
Clean Talk | EP 50 | Part 2 | Achieving a “Clinic In Your Home” w/ Osama Chamsi Pasha
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Osama Chamsi Pasha Founder & COO of Doctory, joins us to discuss the advancements Doctory has made in the telehealth and technology space.Tune into part one of the episode to learn more about a range of topics including: - Osama’s background and what brought him to where he is today- The need for Doctory Health’s telemedicine during Covid-19- The partnership with 19 Labs to help them launch in light of Covid- What differentiates Doctory from other telehealth platforms in the Middle East & UAE- How the technology works and the special features- How electronic medical records are stored unified in the UAE- The benefits of storing medical records via a patients’ ID chip- Doctory’s hardware solution kit and its capabilities- How Doctory is a true “clinic at your home”- Where the technology is available- Osama’s humanitarian efforts to help the people of surrounding nations- The differences in healthcare in the UAE and Middle East compared to the United States- The UAE’s five-star healthcare service- And more! Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
14:22 5/17/23
Clean Talk | EP 50 | Part 1 | Achieving a “Clinic In Your Home” w/ Osama Chamsi Pasha
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk Podcast, Osama Chamsi Pasha Founder & COO of Doctory, joins us to discuss the advancements Doctory has made in the telehealth and technology space.Tune into part one of the episode to learn more about a range of topics including: - Osama’s background and what brought him to where he is today- The need for Doctory Health’s telemedicine during Covid-19- The partnership with 19 Labs to help them launch in light of Covid- What differentiates Doctory from other telehealth platforms in the Middle East & UAE- How the technology works and the special features- How electronic medical records are stored unified in the UAE- The benefits of storing medical records via a patients’ ID chip- Doctory’s hardware solution kit and its capabilities- How Doctory is a true “clinic at your home”- Where the technology is available- Osama’s humanitarian efforts to help the people of surrounding nations- The differences in healthcare in the UAE and Middle East compared to the United States- The UAE’s five-star healthcare service- And more! Join our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
17:43 5/15/23
Live From BAPIC | EP 4 | Expanding Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care Facilities w/ Ariel Alonso
On this week’s Episode of Clean Talk Podcast Live from the 2023 BAPIC tradeshow in Tampa, Florida, Ariel Alonso, Infection Preventionist at Bayshore Pointe Nursing and Rehab, joins us to discuss the resources, current practices & challenges, and future of Infection Prevention.Tune in to learn more about topics, including:- Ariel’s background and what brought him to where he is today- Advice for professionals interested in entering the Infection Prevention field- Benefits of resources like APIC- The various backgrounds that can benefit Infection Prevention overall- The challenges of a decrease in urgency that vaccinations are important- The challenges of IP in nursing homes during the pandemic- Managing essential resources for infection prevention- Importance of protecting patients and staff from other non-Covid related infections- Candida auris and enhanced barrier precautions- The challenges and best practices of infection prevention for long-term care facilities- Improving infection control with collaborations- Increase of IPs presence in nursing homes now and in the futureJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
17:55 5/1/23
Live From BAPIC | EP 3 | Best Practices for Optimal UV-C Disinfection w/ John Guastella
On this week’s Episode of Clean Talk Podcast Live from the 2023 BAPIC tradeshow in Tampa, Florida, John Guastella, National Sales Director at Surfacide UVC, joins us to discuss best practices for optimal UV-C disinfection.Tune in to gain insight on a range of topics, including:- John’s Background- His mission at Surfacide for implementing UV disinfection- The history of UV-C and how it works- The increased attention on UV-C due to Covid-19- The misinformation and limitation of various UV-C systems- What is direct line of sight and why it is essential in healthcare- Surfacide’s systems and how they effectively deliver UV-C disinfection through a 6 log reduction- Surfacide’s research to improve their devices- How UV-C is a complimentary technology as a non-human element- How Surfacide is backed by research- Their processes to determine optimal sanitation results based on dosage- The VA’s new standard use of dosimeters- The path track program within O.R.s- Surfacide’s mission to be the UV-C disinfection consultantJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
20:52 4/14/23
Live From BAPIC | EP 2 | The Current State of Infection Prevention w/ Misha Blake
On this week’s Episode of Clean Talk Podcast Live from the 2023 BAPIC tradeshow in Tampa, Florida, Misha Blake, Infection Control Practitioner at St. Joseph’s Hospital BayCare, joins us to discuss the current state of Infection Prevention.Tune in to gain insight on a range of topics, including:- Misha’s Background and what brought her to where she is today- Her proactive approach to preventing infections before the happen- The challenges of Candida auris for infection preventionists and healthcare professionals- The need for medicine that can decolonize Candida auris- The technology they use to test for Candida and the recommendations for testing- Methods of terminal cleaning for optimal infection prevention- The use for UV-C sanitization- The effects of Covid-19 on HAIs- This he shortages of PPE and Infection Preventionists- Her advice to those who are interested in pursuing a career n infection preventionJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
16:26 3/31/23
Live From BAPIC | EP 1 | The Present & Future of UV Technology w/ Jay Filion
On this week’s Episode of Clean Talk Podcast Live from the 2023 BAPIC tradeshow in Tampa, Florida, Jay Filion, the Regional Sales Director at Surfacide, joins us to discuss the importance of UV sanitization for infection control within healthcare and beyond. Tune in to gain insight on topics including:-About Surfacide and what differentiates their UV-C technologies-The most effective dosage & delivery time for eliminating pathogens-Surfacide’s exceptional program for deploying and implementing UV systems-The various systems Surfacide offers-Best practices for maximizing the effects of UV sanitization-The increase of UV sanitization in healthcare, hospitality, and other high-traffic industries-The push for international facilities to implement UV-C systems-Benefits of UV-C for reducing C DIFF rates-The future for Surfacide and education around UV-C as a wholeJoin our community of Infection Control thought leaders to stay up to date on the latest and upcoming Clean Talk Podcast episodes: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Or stay up to date by visiting: https://cleantalk.tv/
16:03 3/25/23
Clean Talk | EP 49 | Part 2 | Technology Improving Global Hand Hygiene & Patient Outcomes w/ Tamás Haidegger
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Tamás Haidegger, Co-founder of HandInScan, joins us to share what he and HandInScan are doing to improve hand hygiene and patient outcomes across the globe.Listen in as Tamás and host, Bradley Whitchurch, discuss:- The mission to help professionals provide better care- The technology behind HandInScan- The benefits of a UV-based hand hygiene assessment method- The importance of the data collected in correlation with improving hand hygiene & patient safety- How cloud-based data saves time of workflow and training- HandInScan’s work with WHO and the leaders of ISO- Covid’s push to improve hand hygiene in all public spaces- What to expect in the future for HandInScan Tamás Haidegger received his MSc degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, then PhD in medical robotics. He received habilitation from Óbuda University in 2022. His main field of research is on medical technologies, control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and digital health technologies. Currently, he is associate professor at Óbuda University, serving as the director of the University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK), and as the technical lead of medical robotics research at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics. Besides, he is a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical robotics and usability/workflow assessment through ontologies. Tamás is the co-founder of a university spin-off—HandInScan—focusing on objective hand hygiene control in the medical environment, member of the World Health Organization POPS group. He is an active member of various other professional organizations, including the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (serving as an associate VP), IEEE SMC, IEEE EMBS, IEEE SA and euRobotics aisbl, holding leadership positions in the IEEE Hungary Section as well. He is a national delegate to the ISO TC299 standardization committee focusing on the safety and performance of medical robots and the ISO TC 304 working on hand hygiene and patient safety standards, furthermore, involved in the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Acta Polytechnica Hungarica and Associate Editor to the IEEE Trans. on Medical Robotics and Bionics, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and the Intl. J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Tamas is the author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers, books, articles across the various domains of biomedical engineering, with over 2000 independent citations to his work.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744Buzzsprout: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1841006.rss#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
16:55 3/14/23
Clean Talk | EP 49 | Part 1 | Technology Improving Global Hand Hygiene & Patient Outcomes w/ Tamás Haidegger
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Tamás Haidegger, Co-founder of HandInScan, joins us to share what he and HandInScan are doing to improve hand hygiene and patient outcomes across the globe.Listen in as Tamás and host, Bradley Whitchurch, discuss:- The mission to help professionals provide better care- The technology behind HandInScan- The benefits of a UV-based hand hygiene assessment method- The importance of the data collected in correlation with improving hand hygiene & patient safety- How cloud-based data saves time of workflow and training- HandInScan’s work with WHO and the leaders of ISO- Covid’s push to improve hand hygiene in all public spaces- What to expect in the future for HandInScan Tamás Haidegger received his MSc degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, then PhD in medical robotics. He received habilitation from Óbuda University in 2022. His main field of research is on medical technologies, control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and digital health technologies. Currently, he is associate professor at Óbuda University, serving as the director of the University Research and Innovation Center (EKIK), and as the technical lead of medical robotics research at the Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics. Besides, he is a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical robotics and usability/workflow assessment through ontologies. Tamás is the co-founder of a university spin-off—HandInScan—focusing on objective hand hygiene control in the medical environment, member of the World Health Organization POPS group. He is an active member of various other professional organizations, including the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (serving as an associate VP), IEEE SMC, IEEE EMBS, IEEE SA and euRobotics aisbl, holding leadership positions in the IEEE Hungary Section as well. He is a national delegate to the ISO TC299 standardization committee focusing on the safety and performance of medical robots and the ISO TC 304 working on hand hygiene and patient safety standards, furthermore, involved in the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Acta Polytechnica Hungarica and Associate Editor to the IEEE Trans. on Medical Robotics and Bionics, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and the Intl. J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Tamas is the author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers, books, articles across the various domains of biomedical engineering, with over 2000 independent citations to his work.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744Buzzsprout: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1841006.rss#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
17:23 3/14/23
Clean Talk | EP 48 | Part 2 | Intentional Goals for Long-Term Infection Control w/ Isis Lamphier
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Isis Lamphier, Infection Preventionist at Moffitt Cancer Center, joins us to share her mission at Moffitt and what she is doing to achieve her infection prevention goals.Tune in to find out about:• Isis’ background and what brought her to where she is today• About Moffit Cancer Center and their mission• Isis’ role as an Infection Preventionist• Isis’ focus on Sterile Processing & procedures• HAI trends and prevention implementation• The increase in CAUTI, CLABSI, Respiratory Infections & Fungal Infections• How chemo increases patients’ chances of contraction• How infections could be related to increased mask usage or prolonged use of the same mask• The latest surgical facility opening up at McKinley• Experience writing for Infection Control today• What to expect for the future of Moffit Cancer Center• Predictions for the future of Infection Prevention in long-term careIsis Lamphier is a board-certified Infection Preventionist at Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Florida. She entered the field of infection prevention and control after completing her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.While she is currently in the acute-care setting, she has previously worked at the county health department and a long-term care facility as an infection preventionist. She is also a freelance author for the magazine, Infection Control Today- a publication dedicated to content around quality improvement, risk management, mitigation, and epidemiology for healthcare professionals.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744Buzzsprout: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1841006.rss#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
15:27 1/27/23
Clean Talk | EP 48 | Part 1 | Intentional Goals for Long-Term Infection Control w/ Isis Lamphier
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Isis Lamphier, Infection Preventionist at Moffitt Cancer Center, joins us to share her mission at Moffitt and what she is doing to achieve her infection prevention goals.Tune in to find out about:• Isis’ background and what brought her to where she is today• About Moffit Cancer Center and their mission• Isis’ role as an Infection Preventionist• Isis’ focus on Sterile Processing & procedures• HAI trends and prevention implementation• The increase in CAUTI, CLABSI, Respiratory Infections & Fungal Infections• How chemo increases patients’ chances of contraction• How infections could be related to increased mask usage or prolonged use of the same mask• The latest surgical facility opening up at McKinley• Experience writing for Infection Control today• What to expect for the future of Moffit Cancer Center• Predictions for the future of Infection Prevention in long-term careIsis Lamphier is a board-certified Infection Preventionist at Moffitt Cancer Center, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Florida. She entered the field of infection prevention and control after completing her Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.While she is currently in the acute-care setting, she has previously worked at the county health department and a long-term care facility as an infection preventionist. She is also a freelance author for the magazine, Infection Control Today- a publication dedicated to content around quality improvement, risk management, mitigation, and epidemiology for healthcare professionals.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CleanTalk_TVLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
14:57 1/23/23
Clean Talk | EP 47 | Seal Shield's Mission Based Approach w/ Bradford Smith
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Bradford Smith, Regional Sales Director at Seal Shield, joins us to share how the innovative technology at Seal Shield is used to improve infection control and quality of care.Tune in to hear about a range of topics including:• Bradford’s background and what brought him to where he is today• About Seal Shield and their mission• Seal Shield's Innovative Advanced Technologies• Empowering facilities with resources, tools, and education around infection prevention• and more!Bradford Smith is a proven, high-energy, sales professional skilled in healthcare technologies, channel management, territory management, leadership, and customer relations. Currently managing tier 1, 2, 3, and 4 accounts in multiple verticals (healthcare, hospitality, industrial goods, manufacturing) throughout the United States.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CleanTalk_TVLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
30:03 1/6/23
Clean Talk | Ep 46 | Staying Ahead of a Critical Need w/ Victoria Engelhardt
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Victoria Engelhardt, CEO & Co-founder of Keleya, the maternity care platform, joins us to share how the innovative Keleya app is changing how women experience their parenthood journey.Tune in to hear about a range of topics including:• Victoria’s background and what brought her to where she is today• About Keleya and their mission• How the Keleya app works• About the scarcity of midwives in Germany• The growth of Keleya during the Covid-19 Pandemic• About German Healthcare coverage• Keleya’s personalized resources for expecting mothers• Keleya’s birth-prep and post-birth courses and why they’re important• Experience working with Pelvic Floor Centers• What to expect in the future for KeleyaAfter working in Tech startups in Berlin for a number of years and some time in management consulting at BCG, Victoria wanted to spend her time on something that really matters to her and to the world. When a dear friend of Victoria's became pregnant, she realized for the first time, how hard it was, to find a midwife and the right support throughout this exciting time.This led Victoria to found Keleya – Your Pregnancy & Parenthood Companion. Keleya is the best-in-class pregnancy app that provides support, workouts and medical advice, and is reimbursed by major German health insurances, such as SBK, BIG direkt gesund, DAK etc. We have been awarded “Editor’s choice” by Apple and been downloaded about 200K times.As an addition to their eco-system, in cooperation with the German Midwife Association, they have launched a marketplace that connects parents with midwives on their platform ammely.de.Keleya is changing how women experience their parenthood journey.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CleanTalk_TVLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
24:39 12/22/22
Clean Talk | Ep 45 | Innovative Technologies Improving Patient Safety w/ Richard Prinz
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Richard Prinz, Senior Vice President at Blue Ocean Robotics, joins us to share how utilizing innovative technologies mitigates Healthcare-associated Infections and promotes patient safety worldwide.Tune in to hear about a range of topics including:• Richard’s background and what brought him to where he is today• About Blue Ocean Robotics and their mission• What is the UVD Robot?• Taking a proactive approach towards patient safety• Richard's previous experience at EvaClean Infection Prevention• EvaClean's Pure Excellence Program• What to expect in the future for Blue Ocean Robotics• Predictions for the future of Infection Prevention• And more!Rich brings with him 20 years of experience in leadership positions at major Healthcare, Hospitality, and Industrial Supply organizations. Highly skilled in partnership management and targeted education, Rich has developed Process Improvement Initiatives at major healthcare facilities and networks throughout the Country.He has implemented training for the Operating Room, Infection Prevention, Environmental Services, and Sterile Processing consistent with TJC Standards. He has written articles for several industry organizations including Infection Control Today, Healthcare Purchasing News, and CMM. Originally from Chicago, Rich relocated to Massachusetts in 2014 with his family. He enjoys traveling, hiking, and running with his two daughters.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CleanTalk_TVLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
34:00 12/16/22
Clean Talk | Ep 44 | Empowered Nurses Make A Difference w/ Madelaine Cuevas
In this week’s episode of Clean Talk, Madelaine Cuevas, Infection Control and ICU Nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente, joins us to share her expertise and knowledge around infection control.Tune in to hear about a range of topics including:• Madelaine’s background and what brought her to where she is today• About Santa Clara Valley Medical Center• About Kaiser Permanente• How being an ICU nurse helps implement infection prevention protocols• Experiences in the HAI Taskforce Committee combatting C-Diff and other infections• How Madelaine & her team were able to reduce C-Diff to 0% at O’Connor Hospital• What Madelaine & her team are doing in Santa Clara Valley to improve C-Diff numbers• Useful Applications for UV Light in patient rooms• The mission to improve hand hygiene at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center• Empowering nurses and staff with contests, prizes, resources, and education• What to expect in the future for infection controlMadelaine Cuevas has been a nurse for more than 12 years. She started her career in the Philippines in 2007 as a Medical/Surgical nurse. She then moved to Saudi Arabia in 2009 and began her career as an ICU nurse. In 2013, she moved to the USA, where she continued her career as a nurse.In April 2020, Madelaine's career as an infection prevention nurse started as she was hired as an extra help infection prevention nurse by the previous infection prevention nurse in the facility. In that role, she got to really see and understand what infection prevention nurses do. In September 2020, Madelaine transitioned from being an extra help nurse to a full-time infection control nurse.Clean Talk Registration: https://cleantalk.onlineClean Talk Official Website: https://cleantalk.tvYouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/CleanTalk_TVLinkedin Group: https://linkedin.com/groups/9094477/Facebook Group: https://facebook.com/groups/986587845276744#cleantalk#infectioncontrol #infectionprevention #infectionpreventionpodcast#infectioncontrolpodcast#sealshield
25:47 12/2/22