Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 102 (ASC 102) – Fall

ASC 102: Sustaining and Improving the Infection Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program
Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort, Orlando, FL
September 15-17, 2016


Course Description

This novice level, interactive course builds on the concepts and principles introduced in ASC 101; introduces new topics, such as product review and observational surveillance; and helps learners develop critical thinking skills they can apply to improve their infection surveillance, prevention, and control program while offering professional networking opportunities. Additional topics in ASC 102 include:

  • Outbreak investigation
  • Healthcare statistics and presenting data
  • Managing the perioperative environment
  • Integrating the risk assessment, goals and measurable objectives; performance objectives for the program and the IP
  • Writing policies, procedures and minutes
  • Construction, renovation and remediation
  • Emerging pathogens
  • Preparing for a survey

After participating in all presentations, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of surveillance in an ISPC program and the impact of faulty surveillance
  • Determine and implement a course of action for improving their ISPC program and assess and improve their own competency in infection prevention and control
  • Develop a deeper understanding of topics covered in ASC 101, including (but not limited to) environment of care and risk assessment
  • Develop an understanding and apply principles of the new topics in ASC 102.
  • Apply case scenario work to their own facility.

Course Faculty

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.

Steve Odachowski

Steve Odachowski, RN, CIC
Infection Preventionist
MultiCare Health System

Steve has been a registered nurse for over 40 years and involved with infection prevention and control since 1996. He has experience in trauma, acute care, ambulatory care, and pediatric nursing. He is an Infection Preventionist for MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, WA and has primary responsibility for infection prevention, regulatory agency, and construction compliance for the system’s ambulatory care delivery sites. He is a member of APIC Puget Sound Chapter 062 having served as Secretary, Webmaster, President Elect, and President.

In addition to serving as a faculty member for the APIC Ambulatory Surgery Center Course and as extended faculty for the HRET/AHRQ ASC Surgical Site Infection Prevention project, Steve is a member of The Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering, and a site surveyor for the WIRB Copernicus Group serving on various Institutional Biosafety Committees. His areas of expertise are in surveillance of ambulatory care delivery sites for compliance with regulatory agencies, compliance with infection prevention and safety rules, and as an Infection Prevention Consultant for healthcare construction projects.

Marcia Patrick

Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC
Consultant and Educator in Infection Prevention/Surveyor, AAAHC
Fircrest, WA

Marcia Patrick has been involved in infection control for over 30 years in a variety of settings. She possesses a broad infection control background, including acute care, ambulatory care, home health/hospice, consultation, education, regulatory compliance, and governmental affairs. She is a community leader, working closely with state and local health departments on infectious disease issues and emergency preparedness. She is also a nationally known speaker and consultant and a part-time surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Patrick has been certified in infection prevention since 1983. She is a member of APIC Puget Sound Chapter 62, and has served APIC in a variety of positions, including chapter president, member of the APIC program and governmental affairs committees, chair of the communications committee, and two terms on the APIC Board of Directors from 2009-2012. She was also the APIC representative to AORN from 2009-2012.

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

Registration deadline: August 31, 2016

Course Regular Member 
*Regular Non-Member
ASC 102 $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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Make reservations or contact the hotel at the number listed below:

Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resort

1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Orlando, FL 32830


**The special room rates are $209.00, to reserve a room at this rate please click here.

Hours of operation are 8:30am-6:00pm EST Monday-Friday and 8:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. For reservation information dial (407) 939-4686. Attendees can use reference code G0677219