EPI® 102 – Fall

EPI 102:The Fundamentals of Infection Surveillance, Prevention and Control
Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL
September 15-17, 2016

Course Description

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 evidence-based 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


Course Faculty

Libby F. Chinnes, RN, BSN, CIC
Infection Prevention and Control Consultant
IC Solutions, LLC

Libby currently has her own Infection Control Consulting practice, IC Solutions, LLC, which celebrates 16 years in business this year. Her passion for Infection Prevention revolves around making a difference in patient care and engaging others to do so as well.  She has worked in the field of Infection Prevention and Control for over 30 years with experience in all healthcare settings. Libby has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC, and has been continuously certified in infection control (CIC) since 1983.  She has conducted onsite assessments for CMS and infection control compliance in acute care facilities, long term care facilities, ambulatory surgery and endoscopy centers, imaging centers, home care agencies, and hemodialysis centers.  Additionally, Libby has developed from the ground up & maintained an Infection Prevention and Control Program for an LTAC (long term acute care) facility.  Prior to consulting, Libby was Coordinator of Roper Healthcare System’s Infection Prevention program in Charleston, SC for 15 years.  She has served as industry consultant to several large healthcare corporations.  She is a member of APIC and AORN.

Libby has served APIC in many roles including President of her state chapter and served on many national APIC committees  She is also a frequent faculty member for EPI 101 (basic training), 102 (advanced), and APIC’s Ambulatory Surgery course.  She has served as a speaker at APIC’s national conference and a speaker for AORN (The Association for periOperative Registered Nurses) and at numerous other state and national events.  Libby has presented to such diverse groups as healthcare corporations and professional associations from state long term care associations, ambulatory surgery associations, and nephrology nurses associations to national AVA (Association for Vascular Access) and ophthalmology associations to central service and laundry associations.  She is published in infection control and recently co-authored a chapter entitled “Meeting Infection Prevention and Control Challenges in Ambulatory Care Settings” in the APIC/Joint Commission Resources Infection Prevention and Control Workbook soon to be published.  She is also the author of The Infection Prevention Handbook, published by HCPro.  Libby has received awards from her chapter including Horizon Award (recognizing outstanding service and dedication to infection control) and the Blazing New Trails Award (for innovation, creativity, and commitment to education).  She loves living in Charleston, SC, with her husband, Ron, and puppy dog, Willie.

Barbara Mooney BSMB, BSMT (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention and Control Consultant
Infection Control Consultants of New Mexico, LLC

Ms. Mooney holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Microbiology and Medical Technology from New Mexico State University with a minors in Chemistry and Community Health.

She has experience as an Independent Consultant with Infection Control Consultants of New Mexico, LLC (ICCNM, LLC), APIC Faculty (Developed material for APIC EPI-Intensive course; Course Instructor New Mexico 2014, 2015; Puerto Rico Fall 2015), NM Department of Health contractor (CDC special projects -Antimicrobial Appropriateness project, etc.); State wide CLABSI and LABID C. diff validation).  Also, as an Infection Control Preventionist with experience in multiple settings – Acute Care Hospital, LTAC, Rehabilitation facility, Home Health environment, and alternate healthcare settings (dental and physician offices, etc.). She provided training for staff in the areas of OSHA bloodborne pathogens, CDC guidelines including Standard, Contact, Droplet, and Airborne Precautions, MDRO tracking and reporting, and Preparation for CMS/TJC/DNV survey.

She served as Association of Professionals in Infection Control-NM President 2003, attended the SHEA/CDC Course in Healthcare Epidemiology: (2008 Awarded the Gina Pugliese Scholarship) and has held Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology since 1997 (CIC)


Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC, FAPIC
Infection Prevention Program Director
Texas Health Resources

Sharon Williamson, MT(ASCP)SM, CIC, FAPIC has been employed by Texas Health Resources for the past 27 years and is currently the Infection Prevention Director for the healthcare system, including 14 acute care facilities. Prior to her current role, Sharon held several positions at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, including Infection Prevention Manager, Infection Prevention Surveillance Coordinator, Laboratory Quality and Safety Coordinator, and staff Microbiologist.

She is certified as both a Medical Technologist and Specialist in Microbiology by the American College of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). She is also certified in infection control and epidemiology by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) and, in 2016, received the Fellow of APIC designation. In 2013, she was recognized as a Who’s Who in Infection Prevention by Infection Control Today. Sharon served on the national APIC Board of Directors from 2012-2013 and as Secretary for the Dallas/Ft. Worth APIC Chapter in 2015. She currently serves on the APIC Education Committee and Epi Intensive Revision Team. She is a consultant for APIC Consulting Services, Inc. as well as an APIC faculty member.

Course Agendas

Course Fees:

Registration fee includes attendance, course materials, breakfast and lunch only. It does not include travel expenses (hotel accommodations and airfare). Course fees are shown below.

Please Note: All registrations are not confirmed until payment is received in full by APIC.

Early Registration deadline: August 8, 2016 **Now Extended to August 15

Course Early Member *Early Non-Member
EPI 102 $675 $825
EPI 101 & 102 Bundle $1,150 $1,300

Registration deadline: August 31, 2016

Course Regular Member *Regular Non-Member
EPI 102 $825  $975
EPI 101 & 102 Bundle $1,450  $1,600

*If you register at the nonmember rate, you’ll receive a complimentary 1-year APIC membership. 

Save up to $350 if you register for both EPI® 101 and 102 courses. To receive special pricing, select the bundle during checkout.

Cancellation Policy:
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 education@apic.org or fax to 202-789-1899. No refunds for cancellations received after course start date. No shows are non-refundable. Substitutes are allowed.

Substitutions: All substitution requests must be received by APIC Headquarters in writing (fax or e-mail) prior to the start of the course. In the some cases (emergencies) registration fees can be transferred to another course within the same calendar year.

Accreditation, CEUs 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).

Course evaluations will be sent via an online link to the email address on file within 7 business days of the conclusion of the education program. Upon receipt, 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 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.

This course provides a maximun of 18 CEU credits. (60 min = 1 contact hour)

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