EPI in Long-Term Care – Chicago

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Event Location: The Millennium Knickerbocker at 163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health, APIC is offering a complimentary certificate series in infection prevention and control for healthcare workers in the long-term care setting in Illinois. 

The EPI® for Long-Term Care Certificate Series provides those working in long-term care with a baseline of infection prevention and control (IPC) knowledge, as well as information on handling the IPC challenges unique to the long-term care practice setting. 

The Chicago LTC Certificate course runs from 7:30 am to 5 pm on Monday, February 12 and 8 am to 4:15 on Tuesday, February 13 with a similar schedule for March 26 and 27. 

The APIC certificate program contains the following elements:

·        In-person event: EPI® 101 for LTC 
EPI® 101 for LTC is a tailored version of APIC’s gold standard EPI
® 101 course, focusing on the building blocks of infection prevention and control knowledge. Topics include:

o    State and federal regulations for infection prevention and control

o    Basics of epidemiology and microbiology

o    Environmental services’ roles in infection prevention

·        Online courses
 
After taking EPI
® 101, certificate learners spend time on a suite of three online courses: 

o    Microbiology 101 for Infection Preventionists

o    Basic Statistics for Infection Preventionists

o    Effectively Using Data

·        In-person event: EPI® 102 for LTC
Like EPI® 101 for LTC, EPI® 102 for LTC tailors content from the original EPI® 102 class to the long-term care setting in an intensive, 2-day training that advances the infection prevention and control knowledge of attendees. Topics include:

o    Clostridium difficile: What to watch for and how to manage an outbreak

o    Proper cleaning and disinfection in long-term care settings

·        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%.

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Event Location: The Millennium Knickerbocker at 163 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL 60611

IMPORTANT: This event is only for Illinois-based healthcare professionals. If you found this page in error, please disregard.


Disclaimer:
APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 


No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.

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).

Contact Hours: Attendees will be able to earn between 38-40 contact hours for this activity, and can only be obtained through completion of the online evaluation.

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.