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Course Information

Basics of Infection Prevention

Upcoming Courses

  • Open
    Basics of Infection Prevention (formerly EPI Primer)

An infection prevention orientation program, this course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of infection prevention and control as well as knowledge on the varied roles and responsibilities of infection preventionists (IPs). This offering helps prepare those who interact with IPs and provides a general framework for appreciating the important patient safety work they lead. Participants will gain valuable knowledge to further engage with IPs in addressing solutions to their challenges. provides healthcare professionals new to infection prevention with a fundamental foundation.

The modules cover the following content areas:

  • Infection surveillance, prevention, and control: A brief history
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Basic microbiology
  • Infectious diseases of interest 
  • Basics of surveillance
  • The economics of and business case for infection prevention and control
  • Knowledge Assessment

Length:
6 hours

Cost:
Members: $180 / Non-members; $255

CNE Nursing contact hours: 7

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: $180.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $255.00

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