ASC Virtual Intensive

September 25-28, 2020 | Virtual Course

CNEs: 34, IPUs: 10
This is a virtual course, you can join us from anywhere (with Wi-Fi)

The course introduces the various roles and responsibilities of the infection preventionist (IP) working in an ASC facility or outpatient clinics/services

Over the course of four days, you’ll cover the fundamental components of infection prevention and control in an ASC, including risk assessment, how to develop an effective infection prevention program to protect patients, accrediting and regulatory compliance, and the evidenced-based best practices that improve patient, staff, and facility safety.

This fast-paced ASC Intensive Certificate program education opportunity is led by experienced faculty who teach complex concepts in everyday language, facilitate smaller group activities, lead Q&A sessions, and encourage the sharing of individual experiences. Enrollment is limited for each class to ensure a quality learning experience and enhanced networking.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an effective IPC risk assessment plan, and understand IPC program management related to employees, environment, population health, devices, procedures, and quality improvement.
  • Understand the core principles of IPC including epidemiology, microbiology, pathogens and diseases, construction, and cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization basics.
  • Define the role of the IP across the continuum of care.
  • Identify key drivers and components of a high-performing IPC team and program, including surveillance, product evaluation, quality improvement, and survey readiness in ASC contexts.
  • Apply APIC’s updated Competency Model to your work and professional development.

Course Components

To earn the ASC Intensive Certificate and available 34 CEs, participants must complete all program components:

  • Four days of training led by experienced instructors (34 contact hours awarded for attendance and evaluation)
  • Five online modules to reinforce learning
  • Limited enrollment for each class to ensure a quality learning experience and enhanced networking.
  • Pre- and post-course self-evaluation
  • Program evaluation

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Course Registration

 

Member $995
Non-Member $1,195

  • Registration ends when capacity is reached or at deadline.
  • Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received and processed by APIC 10 business days prior to the start of the course.
  • Once payment is received, an email confirmation will be sent within 24 hours to the email address on file. If you do not receive an email confirmation please contact education@apic.org. Please ensure email is received prior to making travel arrangements.

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. Please note: All registrants must be identified at this time and no late additions will be permitted.
  • 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.

 

Paying by check, or prefer to register via mail? Download a registration form.

Cancellation and Substitution 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 email 10 days prior to the start of the course.

CNEs: 34

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

To receive your credit hours, you must complete all program components as listed above, including the program evaluation online. Course evaluations will be available via an online link provided in course materials. The evaluation for the 4-day in-person training must be completed within 30 days. Participants have up to one year to complete all the online components of the program. After satisfying all requirements, your EPI Intensive Certificate 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.

 

Prinu Gabriel, MS, SM (ASCP), CIC

Ms. Gabriel worked as a Clinical Microbiologist for about 10 years and then transitioned to Infection Prevention in 2010. She currently works as Manager for Infection Prevention for an acute care hospital, where she partners with the education department and helps with various trainings. Gabriel is an active APIC member and serves on several committees within her hospital. Gabriel holds a Master’s Degree in Science specialized in Molecular Biology and a post grad diploma in Medical Microbiology.  She holds teaching experience as an Adjunct Professor for Indian River Community College, FL teaching Life Science and Microbiology.

Janet Riese, MSN, CIC

Ms. Riese has worked in the infection control field for 15+ years and is the Manager of the Infection Prevention/Employee Health. She has lectured at local and regional conferences and runs a mentoring program in Nebraska for those who are new to the field. Riese has served in many capacities with APIC, including as President, and currently serves on the Nebraska Infection Control Network Board. Nationally, Riese was a mentor for Project Protect in 2014-2015 in collaboration with HRET. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through Creighton University and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing – IC through Sentinel University.