Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 101 (ASC 101) – Fall

ASC 101: Meeting CMS Conditions for Coverage
Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL
September 12-14, 2016

Course Description

This novice level course provides comprehensive infection prevention training for healthcare professionals working in all ambulatory settings including surgery centers. Learn how to develop an effective infection prevention program to protect patients and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements through evidenced-based best practices that reduce risk.

This course is the recommended pre-requisite to ASC 102 and is appropriate for healthcare professionals in a variety of ambulatory settings including:

  • General surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Gastroenterology and endoscopy
  • Eye centers
  • Dental offices
  • Cosmetic surgery centers

Key course content includes:

  • Regulations and other requirements affecting infection prevention and control programs
  • CMS survey tool
  • Introduction to infection prevention and control
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases (chain of infection)
  • Using case studies
  • Employee health
  • Surveillance
  • Cleaning, sterilization, and disinfection
  • How to implement change in your organization

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.


Kim Delahanty, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC
Administrative Director Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology
University of San Diego Health System
San Diego, CA

Kim Delahanty has been an infection preventionist in academic and private hospital systems for over 17 years and is currently the Administrative Director of Infection Prevention and Clinical Epidemiology at UCSD Health System.

Kim is a tireless advocate for education of the infection preventionist, as witnessed by her role as the co-chair of the CACC Foundations/Advanced training program. Also as faculty for the APIC Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Infection Prevention Course, EPI 101 and the national CIC review course. She has worked internationally, most recently, establishing an outreach program for Japanese infection preventionists. She also coauthored a chapter in the recent APIC text as well as many peer review journals on infection prevention.

As a San Diego and Imperial County APIC chapter member she has held the offices of membership chair, president elect, president and past president. Kim serves as a member of the California APIC Coordinating Council and has held officer positions of president-elect, president and past president.
She has served on the APIC Practice Guidance Committee. She serves as an APIC liaison for the HRET/AHRQ ASC Surgical Site Infection Prevention project. National APIC board member 2015-2018. She is a Fellow of APIC.

Delehanty served as chair of the California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Working Group (CDPH HAI AWG) from 2005 to 2006. She is currently chair of the California Department Public Health Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee (CDPH HAI AC), where she has served since 2006.

Frank Myers

Frank Myers, MA, CIC
Infection Preventionist
University of San Diego Health System
San Diego, CA

Frank Myers has worked in infectious disease epidemiology for more than 25 years, starting in the then relatively new field of HIV/AIDS for the state of Delaware. Prior to UCSD, Frank was director of clinical epidemiology at Scripps Mercy Hospital. For the last 20 years, Frank has specialized in the area of acute care. He has authored over 25 papers on the subject and presented numerous lectures both nationally and internationally.

Myers has served as Ask the Expert at APIC’s national conferences and has received numerous awards and accolades for his work, including Infection Control Educator of the Year in 2009 from Infection Control Today, SHEA Fellow in 2010, and Outstanding Chapter Leader from APIC in 2005. He is currently serves on APIC’s Governmental Affairs Advisory Panel and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Nursing.

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
ASC 101 $675 $825
ASC 101 & 102 Bundle $1,150 $1,300

Registration deadline: August 31, 2016

Course Regular Member *Regular Non-Member
ASC 101 $825  $975
ASC 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 ASC® 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 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 20.25 CEU credits. (60 min = 1 contact hour)

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Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort

1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32830


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