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Tech Tools: Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint

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    Tech Tools: Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 1.0

In the second installment of the Tech Tools series, this course teaches you how to create enhanced presentation tools to ensure you are delivering information appropriately to a variety of audiences. We cover a number of key features in PowerPoint including slide formatting and shortcuts, media and animation tools, presentation-focused functions, and best practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a PowerPoint presentation;
  • Present data appropriately to different audiences;
  • Enhance your presentation through the use of animation, media, and preset presentation styles;

Registering for this course? Participate in the online discussion board that we made especially for this PowerPoint class and all of our Tech Tools courses. Contributing to the discussion board will be an important part of your class experience because you will be able to:

  • Ask questions about what you learned (or any other PowerPoint questions you might have)
  • Share your personal Excel tips and tricks with your peers
  • Suggest other software tools you’d like to see us cover in future Tech Tools classes
  • Post your personal favorite PowerPoint tools
  • Send a private message to a fellow participant or the course administrator

To access the discussion board, simply log in to www.apic.org, click the green arrow next to your name, and select MyAPIC in the dropdown menu. The link will also be available in the course description in your Training Menu!


Length:2 hours

Cost: Members: $60 / Non-members: $85

CNE: APIC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours: 2

How can I get contact hours?

To receive contact hours for an online course, you must complete the program in its entirety and complete an online evaluation. Your feedback is not only required by the accrediting organization, but it is vital to development of future programming.

How do I meet requirements to evaluate the program?

Complete the online evaluation from your computer immediately upon completion of the course by using the course survey link provided in the training menu. Once the online evaluation is complete you will be eligible to obtain your contact hours via the certificate of completion. 


Meet our Subject Matter Experts!

Stacy Coffman, MBA, SM(ASCP), CIC, Associate Director of Infection Prevention, Jackson Health System

Section 1: Overview of PowerPoint

Section 5: Best Practices

Stacy has been in infection prevention for over 14 years, with a background in microbiology and specialties in patient safety. In addition to her role as subject matter expert for this Tech Tools series, she also serves on APIC’s national Education committee and is a member of APIC's Miami Dade County chapter.

Andrea Ankrum, MT(ASCP), MS, CIC, Infection Preventionist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Section 2: Building Your Slide Deck

Andrea Ankrum has twelve years of experience in clinical Microbiology laboratories specializing in molecular testing and development. She has been in Infection Prevention at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for five years. In addition to her role as subject matter expert for this Tech Tools series, she also serves on APIC’s national Education committee. Andrea is currently completing an MS in Epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati.

Kim Stanley, MPH, CIC, Surveillance Practitioner, UCSF Medical Center

Section 3: Presentation Enhancements

Kim Stanley has worked in Infection Prevention for almost 10 years in San Francisco, CA. Currently, she works at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center in the Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control department. Kim is very involved in her local APIC chapter and has served on its Board of Directors for the last 7 years. This is Kim’s third year on the Education Committee and she has really enjoyed getting involved with APIC on a national level. In her spare time Kim loves to spend time outside with her family riding bikes and hiking on the coast.

Carol Vance, RN, BSN, PHN, CIC, Manager of Infection Control, St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Section 4: Presentation Time

Carol has 13 years of nursing experience in the areas of critical care, infection prevention, diabetes education and kidney transplant. She has lead a national educational webinar regarding a program to decrease Central line Associated Infections and Catheter Associated Urinary tract infections. She was featured in the spring edition of Infection Preventionist magazine, and presented at the 43rd APIC Annual Conference. Carol received her BSN and RN with a minor in Human Resource Management from California State University Long Beach. She received certification in Infection Control in 2014 and is working on an MSN with emphasis in Leadership from Webster University. She currently serves on APIC's Edication Committee, and thelocal APIC Board for the Greater St. Louis and Southern Illinois Chapters.


Why Should You Attend?

Is the overwhelming thought of learning technology a sore point among your chapter members? Even the most basic of software skills can become a low priority due to all of the responsibilities that fall on IPs, but these “tech tools” can make you more efficient and enhance your reporting abilities. APIC is excited to release ‘Basics of Microsoft PowerPointfor IPs” the second installment of a multi-part Tech Tools series. Through narrated presentations and activities, we will show you the features of PowerPoint to help present your data in an easy-to-follow and professional format.


Member Registration Fee: $60.00
Non-Member Registration Fee: $85.00

Please note that online registrations can only be paid via credit card.

To pay by check, please complete the registration form and mail it to the noted address. When mailing the check, ensure that the registration form is included as we cannot process registrations without payment. 

Bulk sales are available. Email education@apic.org for more information.

Please note that online courses will be available 24 hours after your registration has been processed.

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 availablein your online training meny upon completion 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 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.