Dr. Hudson Garrett, Ph.D., MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, VA-BC™, DON-CLTC™, C-NAC™, is currently employed as the Vice President, Clinical Affairs for PDI, and is responsible for the global clinical affairs program and also the Medical Science Liaison program for all divisions within the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry and Nursing, a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a dual Post-Masters Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control, and a PhD in Healthcare Administration and Policy. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the CDC Fundamentals of Healthcare Epidemiology program. He is board certified in family practice, critical care, vascular access, moderate sedation, and long term care.
Dr. Garrett currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Subcommittee, as President of the Board of Directors, for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, is the past Education Chair for the 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 of the 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 past 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 also serves as the Chairperson for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Research Committee, and is the lead faculty member for the Association for the Healthcare Environment’s Online Certificate Program in the Essentials of Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals. He is also a two time nominee for the AVA Herbst Award. He also served as a reviewer for the 2013 Best Practices in Adult Peripheral Vascular Access Resource Guide for the Association of Vascular Access, and is currently the second author for the second revision of the Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Organization Guidelines which is scheduled to be released in 2014 and also an author for the AVA CVC Best Practices Resource guide. He was also recognized as a 2013 “Who’s Who in Infection Prevention and Control” by Infection Control Magazine.
He has 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, American Journal of Critical Care, and also in several Mosby Saunders medical textbooks. He was a member of the author team for the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses Transmissible Infections Recommended Practice from and also an author for the Association for the Healthcare Environment Practice Guidance for Environmental Cleaning. He also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Vascular Access, Association for Vascular Access EVAN Newsletter, OSAP Newsletter, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, the Journal of Infusion Nursing, 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, the Association for the Healthcare Environment, the 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.