Learn more about the proper use of healthcare disinfectants and the implications associated with off-label use. The featured speaker on this topic is Hudson Garrett, PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP, CSRN, VA-BC and Senior Director of Clinical Affairs for PDI Healthcare.
Dr. Garrett will provide a methodical approach for Infection Preventionists and Environmental Services Professionals to properly and effectively use healthcare disinfectants including:
A review of the clinically significant microorganisms typically present on environmental surfaces.
A discussion on the proper application of healthcare disinfectants and the role of overall contact time in achieving the desired efficacy and the importance of compliance with the US EPA FIFRA requirements for appropriate use of healthcare disinfectants.
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.