Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI and Nice Pak
Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Senior Director, Clinical Affairs for PDI Healthcare. In this position, he is responsible for global clinical affairs for the organization. He 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. He also holds a post-masters certificate in Patient Safety. He is board certified in critical care, family practice, vascular access, and moderate sedation.
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 2012 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, the 2011 Member of the Year Award for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, and is a 2012 Nominee for the Herbst Award for Vascular Access from the Association for Vascular Access. Dr. Garrett also served as both a reviewer and author for the 2012 AHE Practice Guidance for Healthcare Environmental Cleaning, a reviewer for the Association for Vascular Access Peripheral IV Guideline, and a reviewer for the 2011 PEDIVAN Guideline for pediatric vascular access, and a member of the Journal of the Association for Vascular Access Editorial Review Board.
He has published articles in many periodicals including Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Assisted Living Journal, McKnight's Long Term Care, Provider, 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, The Editorial Review Board for the Journal for the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, The Journal of and the American Journal of Long Term Care.
He is currently an active member of many professional organizations including: Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Society of Hospital Epidemiology of America, Infectious Disease Society of America, Association for Vascular Access, Infusion Nurses Society, the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, American Medical Directors Association, American Association of Moderate Sedation Nurses, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
2014 proved to be a year of epidemics, pandemics, and novel organisms plaguing the global healthcare system and directly impacting the United States. During this session, a review of the top _infectious threats_ from 2014 will be discussed, with an emphasis of lessons learned, and a focus on preparing for the future of infectious disease threats.