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Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists

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    Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists

Based on our popular virtual learning lab taught by Daniel Bronson-Lowe, learn about the role of statistics in infection prevention, steps in statistical analysis, and how to directly apply your new skills with commonly used tools. Get the foundation you need to better analyze and present data through an interactive course format with module quizzes and assessments.

Need a refresher in one specific aspect of statistics? Modules are available for individual purchase. Learn more about each module below.

Length
2.5 hours

Cost:
Full Course = Members: $150 / Non-members: $175
Per Module = Members: $50 / Non-members: $75

Learning Objectives
At the end of this practical skills-level course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of quantitative data
  • Explain the different types of categorical data
  • Describe the various measures of central tendency
  • Describe the various measures of spread
  • Explain the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Describe the various measures of frequency
  • Explain the concept of measures of association
  • Define null hypothesis
  • Define alternative hypothesis
  • Explain the concept of p-value
  • Explain reliability, sensitivity, and specificity
  • Differentiate between positive and negative predictive value
  • Explain what “percentiles” mean
  • Define what the Standardized Infection Ratio (SIR) reports
  • Generate a SIR

CNE Nursing contact hours: 2.5

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. 

Your Module Schedule




Module 1: Descriptive Statistics

Topics

  • Why we need statistics in infection prevention
  • Descriptive vs. inferential statistics
  • Quantitative vs. categorical data
  • Measures of central tendency
  • Measures of spread
  • Quartiles / percentiles

Objectives

After viewing the presentation and completing the related activities, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Explain the difference between quantitative and categorical data
  • Define measures of central tendency and measures of spread

 




Module 2: Inferential Statistics

Topics

  • Steps in statistical analysis (very brief)
  • Null vs alternative hypotheses
  • P-values, confidence intervals, level of significance, power, sample size
  • Type I and Type II error
  • Statistical significance vs. clinical relevance

Objectives

  • Differentiate between null and alternative hypotheses
  • Interpret p-values and confidence intervals
  • Explain the difference between statistical significance and clinical relevance

 




Module 3: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions (Part I)

Topics

  • Ratios, rates, and proportions (multiple examples of each)
  • Incidence vs. prevalence
  • Direct vs. indirect standardization
  • SIR calculation and interpretation
    o Including determination of statistical significance

Objectives

  • Define and interpret ratios, rates, and proportions
  • Differentiate between incidence and prevalence
  • Interpret standardized infection ratios (SIR)

 




Module 4: Ratios, Rates, and Proportions (Part II)

Topics

  • Relative risk
    o Cohort studies
    o Determination of statistical significance
  • Odds ratios
    o Case-control studies
    o Determination of statistical significance
  • Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value
    o Conditional probabilities vs. natural frequencies

Objectives

  • Interpret relative risks and odds ratios
  • Interpret sensitivity and specificity
  • Interpret positive and negative predictive values

 

 

 

Member Registration Fee: $150.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $175.00

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 availablein your online training meny upon completion 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 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