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

Spring Academy 
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
April 18th – 23rd, 2016, San Diego, CA

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

20 hours of live training (3 days)

ASC 101 – April 18-20, 2016, Meeting CMS Conditions for Coverage

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 patients and comply with accrediting and regulatory requirements through evidenced-based best practices that reduce risk.

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

General course agenda

Continue Education Credit

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.



Kim Delahanty, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC


Kim Delahanty, BSN, PHN, MBA/HCM, CIC
University of San Diego Health System
San Diego, CA

Kim Delahanty is Administrative Director Infection Prevention Clinical Epidemiology at UCSD Health System. Her expertise encompasses all facets of infection prevention and clinical epidemiology as well as tuberculosis control within healthcare settings. She serves as a government liaison as it relates to infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. Delahanty has held multiple speaking engagements including national and international invited and conference presentations on various topics in infection prevention and clinical epidemiology. She has conducted multiple media interviews on infection prevention and clinical epidemiology and serves on APIC’s board of Directors.

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.

Gail Harris, RN, MS, MA, CIC

Gail Harris

Gail Harris, RN, MS, MA, CIC
Senior Clinical Risk Consultant
MedPro Group
North Las Vegas, NV

Gail Harris has worked in the infection control arena for more than 30 years in a variety of roles, from infection preventionist in an integrated healthcare delivery system to risk consultant for professional liability providers. She has a Master of Science degree in infection control and a Master of Arts degree in adult education. Harris is an active APIC member and has served in many capacities at the local and national levels, including annual conference chair, education committee chair, and several terms on the APIC Board of Directors. Harris has served on the Board of Governors of the National Patient Safety Foundation and is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). She has taught the ambulatory surgery course for APIC since its inception. Harris is passionate about infection prevention and control in a wide variety of ambulatory care settings, including dental offices, physician offices, and surgery centers.

Frank Myers, MA, CIC

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 Fees

Location: Early member   *Early nonmember Regular member  *Regular nonmember 
San Diego, CA: April 18-20
Paradise Point Spa & Resort                     
$675 $825 $825 $975

*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 ASC® 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.

 2016 Academy registration form

*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. 

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.

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

Paradise Point Resort & Spa - San Diego, CA

1404 Vacation Rd.

San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 274-4630

Hotel room rate: $247.00 single/double occupancy

* Special rate guaranteed until conference block has sold out.