AAMI News October 2018

AAMI All-Star: Emily Mitzel

Emily MitzelEmily Mitzel is a consulting manager at Nelson Laboratories, a Sotera Health company based in Salt Lake City, UT. She has master’s and bachelor’s  degrees in science in microbiology.

AAMI activities:

U.S delegate for AAMI ST/WG 12, Instructions for reprocessing, and AAMI ST/WG 13, Washer-disinfectors; co-chair of WG 13 and WG 95, Water quality for reprocessing medical devices; member of numerous standards development working groups related to sterilization and infection prevention for equipment, hospital practices and instructions, and industrial processes

Most enjoyable part about volunteering:

“Working with industry colleagues to ensure that guidance and standards are state of art, cover all international regulatory requirements, are scientifically sound, and ensure patient safety.”

Something people might not know about me:

“My husband and I are passionate about spending time in the wilderness, including ultra-running, fastpacking, backcountry skiing, and mountain biking. I am a certified level 2 avalanche graduate and a ski mountaineering racer in the winter.”