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APIC’s premier face-to-face learning opportunity, the Academy is the largest gathering of infection preventionists outside of APIC’s Annual Conference. Offering a variety of courses for all levels on the APIC competency model, both acute and ambulatory care practice settings, you will have the opportunity to network and learn with hundreds of other infection preventionists from around the country and visit with select industry leaders in our exhibit hall.

APIC Academy location to be announced January 2017.

Registration to open February 2017, please check back for further details.

Course Dates:

  • Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®)*
    • 101 - October 16-18, 2017
    • 102 - October 19-21, 2017
  • Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)*
    • 101 - October 16-18, 2017
    • 102 - October 19-21, 2017
  • Advanced Education for the Infection Preventionist
    • October 19-21, 2017
  • CIC® Certification Preparatory Course
    • October 22, 2017

*Save up to $350 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses. To receive special pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.

Course Descriptions:

Click the course below for course description, agenda and CE credits.

ASC 101 & 102

ASC 101: Meeting CMS Conditions for Coverage

Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 CE credit hours*

If you are new to infection prevention in an ambulatory care center or ambulatory surgical center, this three-day course is designed for you. You’ll learn how to develop an effective infection prevention program to protect patients and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements through evidenced-based best practices that reduce risk.

Key course content includes: Regulations and other requirements affecting, infection prevention and control programs, CMS survey tool, Introduction to infection prevention and control, Epidemiology of infectious diseases (chain of infection), Using case studies, Employee health, Surveillance, Cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection, How to implement change in your organization

General Course Agenda


ASC 102: Sustaining and Improving the Infection Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program

Competency Level: Novice - ASC 101 prerequisite recommended but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 CE credit hours*

This course builds on the concepts and principles introduced in ASC 101; introduces new topics, such as product review and observational surveillance; and helps learners develop critical thinking skills they can apply to improve their infection surveillance, prevention, and control program.

Key course content includes: Outbreaks in ASCs: recognition, control, and prevention, Healthcare statistics and presenting data, Managing the perioperative environment, Integrating the facility risk assessment, goals, measurable objectives, performance objectives, and program evaluation into the program, Writing policies, procedures, and minutes, Construction, renovation, and remediation, Emerging pathogens, Preparing for a survey

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EPI® 101 & 102

EPI® 101: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control

Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 CE credit hours*

If you have less than one year of experience or need an infection prevention basics refresher, this threeday course is designed for you. You’ll be introduced to the various roles and responsibilities of the infection preventionist and gain essential clinical and program management knowledge needed to develop an effective infection prevention program.

Key course content includes: Basic epidemiology of infectious diseases,Precautions and exposures to healthcare-associated infections, Introduction to microbiology, Designing a surveillance plan, Using and reporting data, Regulations and reporting, Applying NHSN surveillance definitions, Conducting a facility risk assessment.

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EPI® 102: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control

Competency Level: Novice - EPI®101 prerequisite recommended, but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 18 CE credit hours*

If you have at least one year of infection prevention experience, have already taken EPI® 101 and are ready to move to the next level, this three-day course is for you. Content builds on the concepts and principles introduced in EPI® 101, with an emphasis on evidencebased interventions to prevent or reduce risk.

Key course content includes:The infection preventionist as program manager, Building coalitions and stakeholders, Performance improvement, Infection prevention in surgical settings,Outbreaks: investigation, prevention and control, Preventing device-associated infections, Disinfection and sterilization of instruments, The IP’s role in construction and renovation, Emergency preparedness

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Advanced Education for the Infection Preventionist

Competency Level: Advanced
Attendees can earn a maximum of 18-20 CE credit hours*

This proficient and expert-level three-day course is designed to improve your competencies in key areas essential to lead an effective infection prevention program within today’s complex healthcare environment.

Day 1: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Learn tactics and strategies to successfully manage conflicts and negotiate budgeting, staffing, and process implementation. This interactive program focuses on understanding why conflicts are caused, building productive relationships, and developing meaningful conversations.

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Day 2: Construction and Renovation

Gain insight into all phases of construction and renovation projects to offer knowledgeable input and guidance into those projects and develop a comprehensive infection control program.

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Day 3: Budget, Finance, and the Infection Prevention Program

Like it or not, healthcare has become a business. Resources are scarce and stretched to the breaking point. Doing more with less is routine. Infection control practitioners need to understand how to navigate their way through a variety of challenges in order to make the case for investments in reducing infections. This program will focus on the following areas and will give participants a sound grounding in the business concepts essential to making their case.

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CIC® Certification Preparatory Course

Are you preparing to take the CIC® exam for the first time? Gearing up for your recertification exam? This highly interactive course helps anyone who is either taking the CIC® exam for the first time or taking the recertification exam by:

  • Focusing on the eight CBIC competency areas and what each competency is really testing
  • Providing practice questions throughout the day that are similar to what you’ll see on the exam
  • Creating a classroom environment where all attendees are encouraged to ask questions of the instructors and each other to help them prepare

Please note that this class won’t teach the basics of infection prevention and control. It will help attendees develop familiarity with the exam’s content and structure and will help develop confidence in taking the exam.

  • Describe the fundamental concepts of the 8 areas of infection prevention and control practice as defined in the CBIC content outline
  • Discuss how examination questions are constructed.
  • Examine the steps in the certification process
  • Identify strategies to assist with test taking and development of study plans.

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General Registration Information:

Registration to open February 2017, please check back for further details.

Registration fee includes attendance, course materials, continental breakfast and lunch only. It does not include travel expenses (airfare or hotel accommodations). Course fees are shown below.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

    • Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.
    • Once payment is received, an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours to the email address on file. Please ensure email is received prior to making travel arrangements. If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact education@apic.org.
    • For attendees arriving on site and payment has not been received a credit card must be provided for payment. Admittance will not be granted until payment is made.

  Early Registration Deadline:
August 4, 2017
Registration Deadline:
September 29, 2017
Course Early Member   Early Non-Member Regular Member
Regular Non-Member
Advanced Education for the Infection Preventionist $700 $850 $850 $1,000
ASC 101 $700 $850 $850 $1,000
ASC 102 $700 $850 $850 $1,000
ASC 101 & 102 Bundle* $1,150 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600
EPI® 101 $700 $850 $850 $1,000
EPI® 102 $700 $850 $850 $1,000
EPI® 101 & 102 Bundle* $1,150 $1,300 $1,450 $1,600

New in 2017
(Please note: Course fee is in addition to Academy fees above).
CIC® Certification Preparatory Course Academy Attendees $295  Non-Attendees $325


*If you register at the non-member rate, you'll receive a complimentary 1-year APIC membership.

*Save up to $350 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses. To receive special pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.

If paying by check, plesae mail payment along with registration form on or before registration deadline to:

APIC
ATT: Academy
P.O. Box 79502
Baltimore, MD 21279


Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. To receive a refund, requests must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email. No refunds or credits/transfers will be granted after this deadline. Participants who are “no shows” will not be granted a refund or credit/transfer. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy for further details.

Substitutions

All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters via fax or e-mail 10 days prior to the start of the course. Registration fees may be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Group Registrations

APIC offers special group registration options for organizations registering four or more individuals from the same institution for a course.

  • 4-9 registrants: member price - 5% discount
  • 10+ registrants: member price - 10% discount

To register a group:

  • Contact education@apic.org for group registration form.
  • Complete all registrant information and resubmit with payment to education@apic.org.
  • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once registration is processed.

Please Note: Group registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC on or before the registration deadline.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information coming January 2017.

Accreditation, CEUs and Evaluation

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Course evaluations will be sent via an online link to the email address on file within 7 business days of the conclusion of the education program. Upon receipt, all evaluations must be completed within 30 days. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or for your records indicating CEUs.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

To access course evaluations, click here.

  • Username: APIC Member ID # (hint: your badge ID #)
  • Password: apic (all lowercase)