Every day Infection Preventionists (IPs), Environmental Services Professionals, and other healthcare personnel face significant challenges due to evolving technology, healthcare reform and, of course, time constraints. Monitoring and selecting healthcare products that are continually released, updated and retired from the marketplace adds to these challenges. Surface disinfectant products are no exception. Choosing the right disinfectant products must be a carefully made decision but it shouldn’t be burdensome. This Webinar will provide a methodical approach to evaluate and effectively use healthcare disinfectants so you can be sure you are making the right decision for your facility. Topics covered include:
• Understanding Product Labels • Evaluating Broad Spectrum Efficacy Claims • Adhering to Overall Contact Time • Meeting Regulatory Requirements for Compliance with US EPA FIFRA requirements • Educating Staff to Improve Compliance and Outcomes
Dr. Hudson Garrett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry, a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy.
Dr. Garrett currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Subcommittee, Vice President, Board of Directors for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, Education Chair for Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Professionals In Infection Control and Epidemiology Board of Directors, a National Faculty Member for the Emergency Care and Safety Institute, President, Board of Directors, for the Southeast Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, a member of the Conference Planning Committee for the Association for the Healthcare Environment, a member of the Clinical Practices Advisory Committee for the Association for Vascular Access, and a member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. In addition, he received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2011 in recognition for his advancement of critical care nursing and infection prevention.
He has been published in many publications including Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Assisted Living Journal, and in the American Journal of Long Term Care, and also in several Mosby Saunders medical textbooks. He also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Vascular Access, the Journal of Perioperative Nursing, AVA EVAN Newsletter, OSAP Newsletter, and the American Journal of Long Term Care.