Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 102 (ASC 102)- Spring

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

Individuals that have successfully completed ASC 101 or EPI® 101. This program 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)

Competency level

ASC 102 – April 21-23rd, 2016, Sustaining and Improving the Infection Surveillance, Prevention, and Control Program

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 new 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 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.




Marcia Patrick, RN, MSN, CIC

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.

Steve Odachowski, RN, CIC

Steve Odachowski

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.

Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC

Kathleen Meehan Arias

Kathleen Meehan Arias, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(AAM), CIC
Director, Arias Infection Control Consulting, LLC
Crownsville, MD

Kathy Arias has worked in infection prevention and control since 1980 in a variety of healthcare settings including acute, long-term, and ambulatory care. She has a bachelor’s degree in medical technology and a master’s in clinical microbiology. Kathy has taught epidemiology classes at Thomas Jefferson University and at the Medical College of Philadelphia, and has served on the faculties of Penn State University and Hahnemann University College of Allied Health Sciences.

Arias is the author of numerous professional publications, including the textbook Outbreak Investigation, Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings: Critical Issues in Patient Safety, 2nd edition. She is the editor and an author for the APIC/Joint Commission Resources Infection Prevention and Control Workbook and wrote the APIC Text surveillance chapter.

Arias is active in APIC and has served at both the local and national levels, including co-chair of the education committee and as president in 2006. In 2011 she received APIC’s prestigious Carole DeMille Award. She is a frequent guest lecturer at local, national, and international conferences.


Course Fees

Location: Early member   *Early nonmember Regular member  *Regular nonmember 
San Diego, CA: April 21-23
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.