EPI® Education Series: Basic Microbiology for Infection Preventionists

Learn the fundamentals of microbiology to foster the relationship between you and your facility’s micro lab.


Part of the EPI Education Series

The clinical microbiology laboratory is an important partner in the practice of infection prevention.

The more fundamental knowledge of microorganisms, their identification, significance, and basic laboratory techniques that an IP has, the better prepared they are to understand pathogenic organisms – and to protect their facility.

Proficiency Level:

Domain:

CNEs:

IPUs

Member Price:

Non-Member Price:

Novice

IPC Operations

2

2

$150

$225


ABOUT THE COURSE

This course presents the microbiological perspective of infection prevention and control (IPC). You’ll learn the fundamental concepts of basic microbiology, including testing, methods of identification, and modes of disease transmission. You’ll cover lab terminology as well. In addition, you’ll review common pathogens and get an overview of myobacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, and healthcare-associated infections.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental of microbiology
  • Understand the importance of the Infection Prevention Department’s relationship with the Microbiology Laboratory

This program is mapped to the APIC’s IP Competency Model. This model describes the knowledge, skills, and behaviors considered key to advancement and guides IPs toward areas of professional development throughout all career stages. Click here to view the full model.


Paying by check? Please download the  2020 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 eLearning@apic.org for more information.

Accreditation

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).

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: eLearning@apic.org

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION/TRANSFER 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 eLearning@apic.org or via fax to (202) 789-1899. Courses are non-transferrable and remain with the original registered individual regardless of position changes or employee departures.