Infection Control Expert Joins IMS

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Integrated Medical Systems International (IMS) announces the addition of Nyla F. Skee Japp, RN, PhD, ACSP, CSPDM, as the national director of its Central Sterile Process Management program. Japp will serve as the lead expert on central sterile clinical policies and procedures while ensuring that its onsite process improvement teams and customer staffs are properly trained and compliant with associated regulations and standards of the industry.

She comes to IMS from Banner Health System in Arizona, where she most recently served as the CSPD manager/educator. Japp began her career as a medic in the United States Womens Army Corps and then received her bachelor of science degree in management and completed both her master of science and doctorate degrees in healthcare administration.

Japp is nationally recognized in the central service industry, as well as a leading advocate for infection control and sterile processing. Every year, 2 million patients contract infections in U.S. hospitals. In the U.S., 90,000 deaths are accredited to these infections. 

More deaths occur due to infections contracted by patients at U.S. hospitals than from AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents, combined.  IMS is committed to providing the necessary tools and personnel to make operating rooms as efficient and sterile as possible, said Gene Robinson, CEO of IMS. With her experience, background and personality, Dr. Japp is more than qualified to move us forward.  We are excited to have her working along side us.

In 2005, she was awarded by the American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals its Leonard A. Leipus Award, the Societys most prestigious award. Presented annually by the ASHCSP board of directors, the award recognizes a person for outstanding contributions, dedication, leadership and loyal service to ASHCSP.

Japp has sat on several of the industry associations Boards of Directors, including the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, National Institute for the Certification of Health Care Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel, Kansas Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals and the American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (Region 6).

My desire in joining the team at IMS is to help more departments become stronger advocates in quality patient care ensuring that the product they deliver is the best it can be for the patient, said Japp. In doing so, bridging a collaborative synergized effort between the OR and CSPD to ensure physician, staff, and patient satisfaction.

Source: Integrated Medical Systems International