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The Infection Prevention Academy hosts APIC's premier face-to-face training courses led by experts in the field. The innovative and flexible programming at APIC Academy lets you craft a schedule that fits your time and budget. Choose from a single course or bundle multiple courses and save!

This week-long educational conference includes APIC’s signature three-day training courses, Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI) and Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC). A three-day advanced course and a one-day certification preparatory course are also offered, along with professional networking and an exhibit hall featuring select industry leaders.

October 1-7, 2018
Marriott Renaissance Center 
Detroit, MI



Course Dates:

    • Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®)*
      • 101 - Mon-Wed, October 1-3, 2018
      • 102 - Thur-Sat, October 4-6, 2018
      • 101 & 102 Bundle - Mon-Sat, October 1-6, 2018
    • Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC)*
      • 101 - Mon-Wed,October 1-3, 2018
      • 102 - Thur-Sat, October 4-6, 2018
      • 101 & 102 Bundle - Mon-Sat, October 1-6, 2018
    • EPI® in Long-Term Care 
      • 101 - Mon-Tue, October 1-2, 2018
      • 102 - Wed-Thur, October 3-4
    • Certification Preparatory Course
      • Sun, October 7, 2018

*Discounts available when you register for both EPI® or ASC courses. Visit the registration page for pricing details.

Course Descriptions:

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

ASC 101 & 102

ASC 101: Meeting CMS Conditions for Coverage


Mon-Wed, October 1-3, 2018
Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact 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


Thurs-Sat, October 4-6, 2018
Competency Level: Novice - ASC 101 prerequisite recommended but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact 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

General Course Agenda

EPI® 101 & 102

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


Mon-Wed, October 1-3, 2018
Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn a maximum of 20 contact 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.

General Course Agenda


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


Thurs-Sat, October 4-6, 2018
Competency Level: Novice - EPI®101 prerequisite recommended, but not required
Attendees can earn a maximum of 18 contact 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

General Course Agenda

EPI® in Long-Term Care

EPI® 101 for LTC


Mon-Tue, October 1-2, 2018
Competency Level: Novice
Attendees can earn approximately 14.75 contact hours*

This two-day, instructor-led class provides the basics of infection prevention on subjects such as surveillance, MDROs, and laws and regulations impacting infection prevention. This course is based on the EPI® 101 class for acute care settings.

Topics include:

  • State and federal regulations for infection prevention and control
  • Basics of epidemiology and microbiology
  • Environmental services' roles in infection prevention
 

EPI® 102 for LTC


Wed-Thur, October 3-4, 2018
Competency Level: Novice
**EPI® 101 for LTC prerequisite recommended, but not required
Attendees can earn approximately 14.5 contact hours*

The second two-day class gives learners more advanced information on infection prevention. This course is based on the EPI® 102 class for acute care settings.

Topics include:

  • Clostridium difficile: What to watch for and how to manage an outbreak
  • Proper cleaning and disinfection in long-term care settings
 
 

EPI® for LTC Certificate Series


Mon-Thurs, October 1-4, 2018
Competency Level: Novice 
Attendees can earn approximately 42.5 contact hours

EPI for LTC certificate is only available with full EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series registration. To recieve certificate, participants must attend both EPI for LTC 101 and 102, complete online course work, and pass a final exam covering all of the content.

Online Course Work:
Learners will build on the baseline of knowledge from EPI® 101 and 102 for LTC with online offerings, done at home or work, on their own schedule. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: 

  • Microbiology 101 
  • Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists
  • Effectively Using Data
Certificate exam 

After attending the two in-person classes and completing the online education, learners will take an exam with questions covering all of the content. Learners with a score 75% or better on the exam will earn the “APIC Certificate of Infection Prevention Training." Note: Learners will have three chances to score 75%

Certification Preparatory Course


Sun, October 7, 2018
Competency Level: Advanced
Attendees can earn a maximum of 9 contact hours*

Increasing the number of IP’s with the CIC credential is a central goal of APIC’s Strategic Plan. APIC offers a package of resources to support you in preparing to take the CIC® exam.

This interactive overview course includes the following:

  • A mix of presentations, application/practice activities, and question/answer opportunities led by highly experienced faculty
  • Opportunities to build community with your peers who are also preparing for the exam
  • Access to a variety of resources to help you prepare, including additional online CIC prep presentations, a practice test, a frequently asked questions resource, and test prep tips and strategies
  • Registrants for this course will also receive steep discounts to purchase separately APIC’s book Certification Preparatory Course Practice Exam and online Infection Prevention Certification Review Course

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. 

Learning Objectives

By participating in this workshop and accessing the additional online resources included with this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe key concepts and competencies of infection prevention and control practice as defined in the CBIC content outline 
  • Discuss how examination questions are constructed
  • Describe the steps in the certification process
  • Identify strategies to assist with test taking and development of study plans
  • Apply critical thinking skills to analyze different types of exam questions working with peers and guided by expert IPs

If you have experience in infection control (recommended two years) and are actively accountable for core aspects of the IPC program in your current position, this course will be a valuable support for you on your pathway to preparing for certification.

General Course Agenda

General Registration Information:

Registration fee includes APIC Academy course manual, handout material(s), continuing education credit, breakfast, lunch, and daily morning and afternoon beverage breaks.  It does not include travel expenses (airfare or hotel accommodations).

IMPORTANT NOTES:

    • All check payments must be received by Monday, September 24. Any checks received after that date may not accepted.
    • Credit card payment though online registration only will be accepted through Friday, September 28.
    • 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 24, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline
September 28, 2018
Course Early Member   Early Non-Member * Regular Member
Regular Non-Member *
Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)        
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
Education for the Prevention of Infection (EPI®)        
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
EPI® in Long-Term Care        
EPI® 101 for LTC $550 $700 $700 $850
EPI® 102 for LTC $550 $700 $700 $850
EPI® 101& 102 for LTC $1,000 $1,150 $1,150 $1,300
EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series*** $1,200 $1,350 $1,350 $1,500
***EPI® in Long-Term Care Certificate Series includes online course work after completion of 101 and 102 courses in order to recieve certificate.
Certification Preparatory Course
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Please note: Course fee is based on the above member/non-member registration category at the time of your registration..
Certification Preparatory Course Member $295  Non-member $325


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

  • Please note: complimentary membership is not available for lapsed members.
 

**Members save $250 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses. To receive bundle pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.

**Non-members save $400 if you register for both EPI® or ASC 101 and 102 courses which includes a complimentary 1-year APIC membership. To receive bundle pricing, select the bundle during registration checkout.

If paying by check, please check course webpage before mailing registration payment as courses may reach capacity before deadline. Mail payment along with registration form to:


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


Cancellation Policy

A $75 cancellation fee will be charged to all cancelled registrations. Cancellations must be in writing and received via fax or email no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the course. 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 of registration fees. Please submit cancellation requests to education@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899.

Please note: Registration fees may only be transferred to the same course within the same calendar year based on space availability.

Substitutes are allowed. Please see substitution policy below 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. 

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: 5% discount per person
  • 10+ registrants: 10% discount per person

To register a group:

  • Contact education@apic.org for group registration form.
  • Complete a registration form for each individual and submit with group form for pricing to education@apic.org.
  • Group invoice will be generated for processing of payment (credit card or check) for registration.
  • Each registrant will receive an email confirmation once payment is processed and registrations are complete.

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

Marriott Renaissance Center

Discounted hotel rooms are available until September 7, 2018 or until the room block is full.

Room Rate: $199.00 Single/Double (Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 7)
Address: 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: (313) 568-8000

Click here to reserve online or call (877) 901-6632 and ask for the APIC Fall Academy group rate.

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations
Note that the Detroit Marriott is the only official hotel associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences. The hotel will not solicit you to make a reservation.

If in doubt, please do not provide any personal details and contact APIC.

Airport & Ground Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is approximately 21 minutes from the Detroit Marriott. The hotels don’t provide shuttle service to or from the airport.  Taxis are about $52 each way.  Uber and Lyft also operates out of DTW. Follow signs from your terminal for ground transportation / “Rideshare” pickup area. Uber is approximately $29 and Lyft is $39 each way depending on time of day. Ride Skoot Shuttle is $50 for roundtrip service. 

Parking
On-site parking is $25 per day; valet parking is $35 per day. Click here for more information and here for a parking map in the Renaissance Center (where the Marriott is located).

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For questions or information on exhibiting/sponsorships at APIC's Fall Academy, please contact Carlos Fulcher at cfulcher@apic.org.

Accreditation, Contact Hours 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). One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience.

Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. 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 contact hours.

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. While APIC is approved to provide contact hours, APIC’s educational programs may be eligible for continuing education units from other accrediting bodies. Please contact the accrediting body for more information on eligibility requirements and submission instructions.

Click here to access course evaluations.

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  • Password: apic (all lowercase)