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Course Information

Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists

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    Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists

This online course presents the microbiological perspective of infection prevention to aid in decision making.

Content/Features:

  • Fundamental concepts in basic microbiology
  • The host versus the microorganism
  • Host defenses, microbial invasion, and colonization
  • Modes of disease transmission
  • Healthcare-associated infections
  • Infections of community onset
  • Infection prevention interventions 


Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts in basic microbiology
  • Describe the role of host defenses in relation to microbial invasion and colonization
  • Describe the modes of disease transmission
  • Explain common hospital acquired infections
  • Identify organisms commonly associated with community onset that you will be reporting to public health agencies 
  • Describe interventions related to prevention of infections

Length:
7 hours

Cost:
Members: $100 / Non-members: $175

CNE Nursing contact hours: 8

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. 

Member Registration Fee: $100.00
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 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