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Course Information

Tech Tools: Basics of Social Media

Upcoming Courses

  • Open
    Tech Tools: Basics of Social Media for IPs

In the third installment of the Tech Tools series, this course will introduce you to several popular social networking platforms, showing you how to not only enhance your online presence as an infection preventionist, but how social media can help you stay up to date on local outbreaks and emergency preparedness. Through narrated presentations and demos of social networks, we cover a number of key features, from online engagement through hashtags and photos, to security and privacy for both you and your facility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Navigate various social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  • Explain the pros and cons of each social network
  • Illustrate the use of social media for infection preventionists for networking and as a tool to use on the job
 

Registering for this course? Participate in the online discussion board that we made especially for this class and all of our Tech Tools courses. Contributing to the discussion board will be an important part of your class experience because you will be able to:

  • Ask questions about what you learned (or any other questions you might have)
  • Share your personal tips and tricks with your peers
  • Suggest other software tools you’d like to see us cover in future Tech Tools classes
  • Post your personal favorite "tech tools"
  • Send a private message to a fellow participant or the course administrator

To access the discussion board, simply log in to www.apic.org, click the green arrow next to your name, and select MyAPIC in the dropdown menu. The link will also be available in the course description in your Training Menu!

 

Length:1.5 hour

Cost: Members: $60 / Non-members: $85

CNE Nursing contact hours: 1.5

CANCELLATION POLICY:
APIC must receive all cancellations in writing within 30 days of purchase if you have not yet started the course. If you have started the course, you must submit your cancellation within 7 days of the start day to be eligible for a refund.

Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899.  

 

Why Should You Attend?

Are you a new IP and want to connect with others in your field? Or are you a facility trying to engage more with your community? Social media is the best way to start! APIC is excited to release "Basics of Social Media for IPs” the third installment of a multi-part Tech Tools series. Through narrated presentations and activities, we will show you the different social networks out there and their features to to assist you in growing your online presence.

Member Registration Fee: $60.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $85.00

Paying by credit card? Please select the orange "Register" button.

Paying by check? Please download the 2017 registration form and mail it to the noted address. Please ensure that the registration form and any corresponding documents are included as we cannot process registrations without payment. 

Bulk sales are available. Email education@apic.org for more information.

Please note that online courses may take up to 24 hours after your registration has been processed to appear in the learning platform.


CANCELLATION POLICY
:
APIC must receive all cancellations in writing within 30 days of purchase if you have not yet started the course. If you have started the course, you must submit your cancellation within 7 days of the start day to be eligible for a refund.

Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899. 

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 available in your online training menu at the end of the course. All course-related evaluations must be completed within 30 days of course completion. After satisfying all evaluation requirements, a certificate of completion will be available to print and/or download under My Transcripts 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.

Technical Requirements
APIC Education Online courses are accessed through a web browser. The web browser you use must accept cookies, run Adobe Flash, and run JavaScript.
 
We recommend the below browsers and plug-ins for the best online learning experience 

Minimum Internet Bandwidth
  • Standard Definition (SD) videos: 5 Mbps
  • High Definition (HD) videos: 8 Mbps
Computer Operating System
  • PC: Windows XP or newer
  • Mac: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or newer
Web Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or above
  • Firefox support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Safari support for most recent 2 public versions
  • Google Chrome support for most recent 2 public versions
Browser Plug-ins 
Flash Player version 10.2.159.1 or higher. Go to Adobe Flash Player to install the latest version.
 
Note: APIC Education Online is a mobile-responsive website however, devices running iOS (like iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches) are not able to display course content at this time, due to Flash restrictions on iOS.
 
Technical support: education@apic.org