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Paradise Point Resort and Spa
April 18th, – April 23rd, 2016 – San Diego, CA
Healthcare professionals new to infection prevention. This course is the recommended pre-requisite to EPI® 102.
20 hours of live training (3 days)
2 hours of online training (optional)
22 total CE credit hours
EPI 101: April 18-20, 2016, The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control
EPI® 101: The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control course learning activities will prepare Infection Preventionists in any practice setting. An experienced faculty team will provide lectures of concepts; facilitate smaller group activities; as well as question/answers time along with sharing of experiences at the individual level.
•Discussion of the various roles and responsibilities of the Infection Preventionist
•Development of your leadership skills and your role in your organization to enhance performance improvement and patient safety activities
•Basic epidemiology of infectious diseases, including infectious disease of special interest to the Infection Preventionist
•How to handle employee exposure to infectious diseases
•Basic concepts of microbiology
•Case studies that apply standard surveillance definitions for CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP/VAE, SSI and Lab ID events
•Exercises to practice rate calculation
•Methods to interpret and report data
•Hands on experience conducting an infection prevention risk assessment
•Small group practice developing a Surveillance Plan and Infection Prevention Plan Approaches to develop and provide education
•Review of regulatory requirements that impact infection prevention
•Suggested resources for professional development
•Networking opportunities with other Infection Preventionists
This is the first course in the continuum of lifelong learning as an Infection Preventionist. Professionals new to the field should attend this course.
Continuing Nursing Education Credits (CNEs) are a recognized method of quantifying participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. One contact hour is defined as one hour of time spent in an educational experience. Nursing contact hours: 20-22.
Barbara Russell, RN, MPH, CIC
Director Infection Control Department
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Barbara Russell is a registered nurse (RN) who is the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Baptist Hospital of Miami in Miami, Florida. She has worked in infection prevention and control since 1973. She holds a BS from Florida International University (FIU) in Healthcare Administration and an MPH from the University of Miami. She has been Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) since the first exam in 1983. Barbara has been very active in APIC and has served on or chaired many local and national committees. She also served on the APIC Board of Directors and as President in 1994. She served six years on the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) and as its President in 2013. Barbara has spoken for local, state, national, and international groups, specializing in infection prevention and control topics and emergency preparedness. She is a frequent lecturer and author. Barbara is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 recipient of APIC’s Presidents’ Distinguished Service Award, in 2005 FNA’s Special Recognition Award and Spectrum’s 2005 Community Action Award, in 2002 City of Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Professional Hero of the Year Award and the Carol DeMille Achievement Award presented by APIC.In 1988, Barbara was one of 14 nurses nationwide to receive a Certificate of Commendation from the Assistant Secretary of HHS for her work in AIDS.
Carolyn Fiutem, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Officer, TriHealth
Carolyn Fiutem’s experience in infection prevention and control began in in 1998. She has been board-certified for the last 14 years and is currently responsible for the infection prevention program at TriHealth in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Fiutem is a contributing author to APIC’s Ready Reference to Laboratory Testing, a reviewer of APIC’s 3rd edition of Ready Reference to Microbes, and a chapter author of the current revision of the APIC Text. She was named a finalist for the Ohio Hospital Association’s Alfred E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award in 2009.
Terrie B. Lee, RN, MS, MPH, CIC
Director, Infection Prevention & Employee Health
Charleston Area Medical Center
Terrie Lee is the Director of Infection Prevention & Employee Health for the Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia, with four acute care hospitals and many ambulatory sites. She has worked in infection prevention since 1980. She holds a BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College, an MS in Management/Healthcare Administration from WV College of Graduate Studies, and an MPH from the Ohio State University. She has been Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control (CIC) since the first exam in 1983. She has authored many surveillance materials, including APIC’s Recommended Practices for Surveillance. She also co-authored the APIC Competency Model for Infection Prevention Practice in 2012. Terrie has been very active in APIC and has served on or chaired many local and national committees. She also served on the APIC Board of Directors and as President in 1995. She currently is the President of the International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC). She is serving as a member of the EPI 101 Revision Committee, and is a consultant with APIC Consulting Services. She served six years on the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) and as its President in 2011. Terrie has spoken for local, state, national, and international groups, specializing in surveillance, risk assessment, and management topics. She has been on the faculty of many APIC courses and loves to train and coach future infection preventionists.
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|San Diego, CA: April 18-20
Paradise Point Spa & Resort
*If you register at the nonmember rate, you’ll receive a complimentary
1-year APIC membership.
On site course transfers are on a space availability basis only and may be denied. Please read session descriptions and confirmations carefully to ensure registration to the correct course.
Save up to $350 if you register for both EPI® 101 and 102 courses. To receive special pricing, select the bundle during checkout.
Registration fee includes attendance and course materials only. It does not include travel expenses (hotel accommodations and airfare). Course fees are shown above. Fee covers one course only.
*Early course registration rate has been extended until 11:59pm March 11th, for the Spring Academy in San Diego, CA.
**Non-member registration includes a complimentary 1-year membership to APIC.
All cancellation requests must be received by APIC in writing (fax or email) prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be assessed if the request is received on or before the early registration deadline. A $100 cancellation fee will be assessed if the request is received after the early registration deadline. Please submit cancellation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 202-789-1899. No refunds for cancellations received after course start date. No shows are non-refundable. Substitutes are allowed.
APIC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP7146.
Make reservations or contact the hotel at the number listed below to receive the negotiated conference rates:
April 18 – 23, 2016
1404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109
Hotel room rate: $247.00 single/double occupancy
* Special rate guaranteed until conference block has sold out.