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Aerobiotix Continuing Education Program

Addressing the “Invisible” Risks Associated with Contaminated Air in Healthcare Settings 

ASHRM Conference

Date: October 8, 2024

Time: 7 am – 8 am

Light breakfast and coffee/refreshments will be served.

This educational program arms healthcare risk managers with practical strategies to reduce the risks associated with contaminated healthcare air for both patients and healthcare providers. The program is based on the new evidence-based guidelines from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. This program applies to the Clinical/Patient Safety and Healthcare Operations Domains of the CPHRM exam.

Session Objectives:

  • Describe the potential consequences of contaminated air for both patients and healthcare providers across the continuum.

  • Review risk mitigation strategies to reduce airborne contamination in healthcare settings.

  • Review the evidence-based guidelines for improving healthcare air quality from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. 

Accreditation Statement:
This program is accredited for 1.0 hours of continuing education for nursing professionals, healthcare quality professionals, patient safety professionals, and infection preventionists. The program is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nurses. All continuing education activities will be managed by Community Health Associates, LLC.

Presenter: J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Ph.D., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, IP-BC, PLNC, CFER, AS-BC, VA-BC, BC-MSLcert™, HACP-IC, CMRP, HACP, HACP-IC, HACP-PE LTC-CIP, CIC, NCEE, NRAEMT, MSL-BC, DICO-C, TR-C, CPPS, CCHR-S, CPHQ, CVAHP, CPXP, CDIPC, CPHRM, CHIPP-B, FACDONA, FAAPM, FAHVAP, FACHDM, FNAP, FAHVAP, FACHE, FSHEA, FIDSA

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

    Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr.

    Dr. Hudson Garrett is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He also co-founded the nonprofit the Infection Prevention Institute to help shepherd dissemination of best practices of infection prevention and control across the healthcare continuum of care globally. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Infection Control from the University of South Florida. He has completed the Johns Hopkins Fellows Program in Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control. He is also a Fellow in the Academy of National Associations of Directors of Nursing Administration and was selected as a Lifetime Member in the Association, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member. He is also a Fellow, the American Academy of Project Management, and a Senior Fellow and Ambassador of the Management and Strategy Institute.

    In 2019, he was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow and Practitioner in the National Academies of Practices. Dr. Garrett was recently selected in 2020 as 1 of 20 healthcare leaders globally to participate in the 2021 13-month Global Patient Safety Fellowship with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is a graduate of the IHI Patient Safety Executive Development Program. In August of 2021, Dr. Garrett was awarded the prestigious Fellowship Designation by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America in recognition of his work in infectious diseases and infection prevention and control. In November 2021, he was awarded the Fellow Designation by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He holds graduate certificates in healthcare leadership from both Cornell and the University of Notre Dame. In 2023, Dr. Garrett was inducted as an inaugural Fellow by the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals. He has earned the prestigious Lifetime Volunteer Leadership Award from the White House, which was bestowed upon him by President Joseph R. Biden. He is an appointed member of the advisory committee for the Design Thinking in Healthcare Program at Rutgers University. He is a frequent international lecturer in the areas of infectious diseases, healthcare associated infections, outbreak response and prevention and infection prevention and control.

    He holds Board Certifications in Patient Safety, Healthcare Quality, Patient Experience, Vascular Access, Antibiotic Stewardship, Prehospital Emergency Medicine, Tactical Medicine, as a Designated Infection Control Officer, in Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing, Critical Care, as a Director of Nursing and Infection Prevention and Control in Post-Acute Care.

    He has served on international and national organizational boards in the areas of environmental services, dental infection control, infection control, acute care infection control, post-acute care infection control, and vascular access. He has served on expert panels related to disinfection and sterilization with the United States Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, most notably serving on the FDA’s Panel and Working Group for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Healthcare Surfaces Institute. Dr. Garrett has lectured around the world and provided testimony to government and regulatory agencies on a variety of topics related to infectious diseases and infection prevention and control.

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