Biography for Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr.
PhD., MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, VA-BC™, CDONA, GDCN, CDP, CADDCT, , CALN, PLNC, IP-BC™, FACDONA
Dr. Hudson Garrett is currently employed as the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical. He holds a dual Masters in Nursing and Public Health, a Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner, a 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, infection prevention, legal nurse consulting, and as a director of nursing in long term care. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and the American Academy of Project Management.
Dr. Garrett currently serves on the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Pediatric Subcommittee, Industry Liaison for the National Board of Directors for the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, as President of the Board of Directors, for the Vascular Access Certification Corporation, is the Webmaster 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, member of the Education Committee for the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management, President of the Board of Directors, for the Southeast Chapter of the Infusion Nurses Society, the Industry Liaison for the Board of Directors 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 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 three time nominee for the Association for Vascular Access 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 the second author for the second revision of the Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Organization Guidelines 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. Dr. Garrett is a member of the Global Advisory Committee for the Medical Science Liaison Society and currently is the Chairperson for both the Certification and Fellowship Committees.
He has published in many publications including Infection Control Today, Managing Infection Control, Provider, The Director, 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 previously served as a member of the Recommended Practices Advisory Board for the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses, 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 the Association of Vascular Access, OSAP Newsletter, the Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, the Journal of Infusion Nursing, and The Director Journal. He currently serves as the Editor-In-Chief for The Director: Journal of the National Associations for Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care and chaired the NADONA Infection Prevention Certification Test Committee.
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 Healthcare Resource and Materials Management, 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, National Associations of Directors of Nursing in Long Term Care, American Association for Long Term Care Nursing, American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.