EPI® in Long-Term Care Education Series Online

Get in-depth infection prevention training designed specifically for the unique needs of infection preventionists working in LTC settings.


Managing infection prevention and control (IPC) in long-term care settings presents a unique set of challenges and issues. With the recent implementation of Phase 3 of the CMS Mega Rule, there is more pressure than ever to understand how to stay compliant and manage patient care.

This two-part course gives you access to the fundamental training you need to create and manage successful IPC programs at your facility. Learn on your schedule and at your convenience, plus get a full year to access the course.

Proficiency:

Novice

Domain:

IPC Operations

CNEs:

IPUs:

27.25

10

Member Price:

$195

Non-Member Price:

$270


Divided into two foundational modules, EPI in LTC 101 and EPI in LTC 102, this interactive course will help IPs working long-term care facilities develop and manage effective IPC programs to manage and mitigate risk. Access is easy on any device, laptop, tablet, or mobile.

EPI 101 in Long-Term Care

  • The Role of the IP
  • Federal and State Regulations and the Mega Rule
  • Managing an IPC Program
  • Monitoring the Health of the Community
  • Quality Assurance
  • Interdisciplinary Services
  • PPE
  • Precautions
  • Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Surveillance: The IP as a Detective
  • Introduction to NHSN
  • Surveillance and Practice Case Studies

EPI 102 in Long-Term Care

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Multi-Drug Resistance Organisms
  • C. diff in LTC
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • New Toolkits for ABS
  • Influenza and Vaccination
  • Resource Library
  • Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization in LTC
  • Device-Associated Infections
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Facility Design, Construction and Renovation
  • Water Management Program
  • IP as Educator

Completion of this course does not provide the user with the Long-Term Care certificate, only a certificate of course completion and contact hours.


The course is developed with support from IDPH through the CDC’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) Domestic Ebola Supplement Award. If you are a healthcare worker in Illinois, please contact APIC  at eLearning@apic.org for specific course information before registering for this course.

Note: This is a video-based course, so it will require a minimum internet bandwidth to properly load and run the content. Please review the Technical Requirements tab before purchasing.

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.