Topic: Considerations When Selecting PPE

James Davis has over 25 years of nursing experience, spanning long-term care, adult critical care, clinical decision support, education, nurse management, and infection prevention. Currently, he serves as Manager of Infection Prevention Control at ECRI, managing local, national, and international response and multidisciplinary teams, delivering actionable plans to mitigate or eliminate threats related to infectious pathogens. Mr. Davis has also worked at Abington Memorial Hospital (now Jefferson Abington); The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority; and consulted with Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer.
Mr. Davis has an active RN license in the state of Pennsylvania. He is board-certified in infection control and epidemiology (CIC) and holds certifications in healthcare environmental management (HEM) and adult critical care nursing (CCRN-K). He is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention (APIC), is an APIC Fellow (FAPIC), has served as President of the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter, and is a past Chair of APIC’s National Research Committee.
Mr. Davis has provided educational programs on infection control topics for risk management groups and patient safety organizations, as well as for hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory surgery systems. He designed the second version of the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority’s long-term care healthcare-acquired infection reporting system and analytics programs; he also developed tools and resources for healthcare facilities to translate and implement research into clinical practice as part of work for the Advisory, a peer-reviewed journal of the PA. Patient Safety Authority. Mr. Davis has authored multiple infection prevention and control articles and is published in several international peer reviewed journals. Mr. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University and a Master of Science in nursing education from Gwynedd Mercy University.

Karen Haberland
Karen has been at ECRI since 2020 and is a Senior Project Officer in the Device Safety group. Karen has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is experienced in both new product development and regulatory consulting. Since joining ECRI her focus has been on the development of specifications and test methodologies for and the evaluation of personal protective equipment, vaccine administration supplies, and cardiovascular technologies.

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