Surgical Infection Survivor Now Blogs About Sterile Processing Issues


Reprocess This! a social media site for sterile processing professionals, continues to add to its roster of contributing experts. The blogs newest writer is Lena Burgess, CRCST, CHL, CSPDM, a 14-year veteran of sterile processing who oversees seven sterile processing departments in six states.

As a clinical operations director for IMS (Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc.), Burgess views her work in the SPD as an opportunity to advocate for both patients and employees.

As someone who acquired an MRSA infection after a routine surgical procedure, I know the importance of utilizing best practices in every step of sterile processing, said Burgess, who resides in Tennessee.

Earlier this year, was launched as an online forum for SPD professionals to share ideas and information, solve problems together and build a supportive online community.

The blog is hosted by Integrated Medical Systems International, Inc. (IMS), a surgical instrument management and consulting company with facilities in Alabama, Florida, Maryland and Arizona, as well as sales and clinical teams serving more than 2,500 healthcare facilities nationwide.

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